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how do l transplant my apple and pear trees

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trees have been in the same place for 3-5yrs.I want to move them across garden to sunnier position.




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weight till there dorement excuse my spelling ie winter probably early feb before things start growing.dig as big a root ball up with them as you can.even wrap them in hessian to move them to keep the soil on if you must.make the new hole bigger and put in a decent universal compost with the trees.dont let the new soil be above on the stem wear it was before but it is a good idea to plant the tree in a slight depression so water naturaly gathers there as you will have to water well till the tap root hits the water table ie a year or 2.the other thing you can do is bury a bit of pipe with the trees that points directly at the roots and then the roots will be waterd directly.

25 Aug, 2009

 

Not sure you'll be able to move them successfully, depends on the root spread and whether you can successfully keep a good rootball on them - which will be huge, now. Nosey's advice correct, but I'd do it before Christmas, probably mid/late November to give them time to recover and hopefully put out new roots before spring.

25 Aug, 2009

 

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25 Aug, 2009

 

lift between november and march. try to keep soil in contact with the roots if you can but shouldnt be too much problem as tree is dormant then.( if it all falls off, soak the bare root tree in maxsea crop overnight )and then replant, and stake securely

5 Sep, 2009

 

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5 Sep, 2009

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