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When can I transplant sycamore trees?

Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

Sycamore trees are easily transplanted. Prune the roots at least one season (autumn or spring) before transplanting. Measure the thickness of the trunk stem and draw a circle around the stem 10 to 12 inches out for every 1 inch of stem thickness.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how close can a sycamore tree be to a house?

15 feet

One may also ask, how quickly do sycamore trees grow? Typical Life Expectancy of a Sycamore Sycamore trees begin to bear seeds six or seven years after they are planted, and optimum seed production occurs between 50 and 200 years. These trees are fast-growing; if they have sufficient moisture when they're young, they have the potential to grow 2 feet or more annually.

Then, how deep are sycamore tree roots?

Root Depth Studies conducted by the Forestry Commission have found that, in most soils, the tree's roots extend no more than 6 feet below the ground – and often no more than 3 to 4 feet. Sycamores often have aggressive surface roots that can crack sidewalks or interfere with mowing.

How do you plant sycamore trees?

Purchase trees from local nurseries and plant in spring to early fall in a full to part sun on well-drained, humus-rich, consistently moist soils. Space trees 50 or more feet apart. Keep young trees well watered. Older trees are drought tolerant.

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