Oregon, United States
Moving trees: Hello everyone, I have a dogwood tree and several other saplings, ferns and shrubs that I have to move because I am building an addition to my house. Unfortunately, because of the clear area needed for the construction equipment, etc. I won't be able to put them immediately in their new location. Does anyone know how long a tree can survive with it's root ball in burlap? Would it be more or less stressful to plant them in an intermediate location and then move them again? The dogwood is the one I'm really concerned about, it needs to be moved anyway, as you can see from the photos, it is not all that happy near the looming willow tree. The other plants will be fine I think. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
July 28th, well, things aren't going so well, I'm afraid the dogwood is going to die. I have heaped dirt around it and covered that in bark mulch, I water it every other day but the leaves are all drying up.
My question today has to do with a birch sapling that I went ahead and transplanted into the ground. The top part of the tree has lost all it's leaves and the tip of the branches and the main trunk are turning black, but it looks like the tree itself is going to live, the leaves on the bottom half are fine. So my question is - should I trim the tips of the branches and main trunk or just leave them alone?
- 30 May, 2010