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moving fruit tree?


By Caz13

United Kingdom Gb

We've moved a few months ago, & are now starting work on our small garden. There's a fruit tree (?pear?) in the corner which was smothered by a rampant honeysuckle...we've cut that back & the fruit tree blossomed nicely. The trunk is small - a few inches wide - but it is only about 6 inches from the wall of the studio at the end of the garden. All of the branch growth is away from the building. Will that be too close to the building as it grows / will the roots cause damage eventually? If we should move it, what's the best way to do it & when? Thanks



Definitely autumn is a better time for trying to move than now. Hard to say if it's worth trying to save tree - i mean, if tree is maybe too large already, not sure. Can you post a photo maybe?
Certainly 6 inches from a house wall is not good news.

25 Apr, 2009


If you move it with the hope that it will survive, you must wait until the autumn as Weeding says. It will not do any more harm to the building than it has already done.

25 Apr, 2009


my friend grows bonzi trees and he adresses them either late autum or very early spring.

26 Apr, 2009


Thanks all, thought as much...wishful thinking that someone would say fruit tree roots aren't really invasive & wouldn't damage structures! Will enjoy it this summer & do something in the autumn

27 Apr, 2009


basicly however big the branches get then the roots do at least the same as a basic rule of thumb

27 Apr, 2009

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