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By Lileus

London, United Kingdom Gb

I have a beautiful 10ft plus bay tree in my garden but it is getting too big. Is there any way I can remove the tree for someone else to take on. I don't want to cut it down, not now.?



Not likely you'll be able to dig it out at that size, though it depends how long its been in the ground - more than 3 years, very difficult.

11 Aug, 2010


No chance of it surviving. Unless you can get a root ball 6 foot, by 6 foot then it may stand a chance, but this is highly unlikely and not very practical to move. Autumn is the best time to move plants, but it sounds like you may just have to prune it. Moving it is likely to kill it im afraid

11 Aug, 2010


Hi, I have two Bay trees, but I prune hard each year to keep them small enough to handle.

12 Aug, 2010


Thanks so much for your replies. I am very sad about it. I have had this bay tree for so long. All our neighbours get bay leaves for their cooking. But we are moving soon and the next inhabitants of our house may need to cut the tree down as the garden is not big. The tree smells lovely! Still, I'll grow another one in my new garden, I hope. Thanks again!

12 Aug, 2010

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