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Is it better to transplant a tree in the winter or summer?
Last Updated: 11th March, 2020
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Regarding this, what month is best to transplant trees?
Plan to Transplant Pine, Oak, Maple or Fruit Trees When Dormant. Just like pruning, the best time of year to transplant a tree is when it's dormant in spring or fall. In fall, transplant before the first frost. In spring, plan to relocate before the tree starts sprouting.
One may also ask, can you transplant trees in the summer? When to Transplant Trees and Shrubs In summer, transplanting is not advisable because the weather is simply too hot and the stresses on the plant are too great. And in many climates, the frozen ground makes it virtually impossible to move plants in winter.
Subsequently, one may also ask, is it OK to transplant trees in the winter?
Answer: All trees and shrubs should be transplanted during their winter dormant time (mid-December through mid-February). Transplanting means that roots have to be cut, and the plants benefit by not having that done while they're growing actively.
How do you successfully transplant a tree?
- Choose a new location carefully.
- Water the tree's soil one day before transplanting.
- In the new location, dig a hole that's about three times as wide yet the same depth as the root ball, in order to give the lateral roots room to spread out.
- Using a shovel, remove the topsoil near the trunk and roots of the tree.