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Is it possible to dig up an Acer tree with a 3ins diameter trunk and 10ft high and 8ft spread and replant it in another garden. Thanks, T.R.Brannan



It is possible, but not advisable, and completely out of the question at this time of the year. The only time to attempt such a move would be when the plant is fully dormant, and even then survival is not assured.

Assuming this is an Acer palmatum/japonicum they have small and shallow root systems, so even relatively large plants can be moved with extreme care - we did just that with five 15-year-old Acer palmatum this last winter. It's really a job for a small JCB though.

4 Jun, 2011


You'd also have to water it as you would a new tree for the first year - if it survived.

5 Jun, 2011

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