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    I have a tree growing in the garden that I thought was a chestnut tree but I'm not sure. It has* about five pointy leaves together forming a single leaf. It is an extremely slow grower as it has only reached* 4 and a half feet in a few years. I hate to cut it down but it's next to the fence . How hard would it be to move it? Thanks for the help, Coralbelle.

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    Hi Coralbelle,

    Do you have a picture of it?* It almost sounds like a Japanese maple.* Not many grow in zone 4, but it's a possibility.

    Newt

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    Yea sounds like a japanese maple, best to move them in in the fall/winter when they are dormant.*

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    I figured out that this slow growing tree is a hickory tree. I haven't decided whether to keep it . I have bad luck with trees. I've lost a mountain ash and a honey locust in the past five years.We'll see...

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    I figured out that this slow growing tree is a hickory tree. I haven't decided whether to keep it . I have bad luck with trees. I've lost a mountain ash and a honey locust in the past five years.We'll see...

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    Coralbelle,* ash trees have had some problems of late so don't blame yourself for that loss.* I'm not a fan of locust trees for small lots as they get huge surface roots over time that can extend 40' or more from the trunk.* Do make sure your hickory tree is mulched properly and isn't crowded or getting any pressure from feet or equipment on the root system.* Maybe these sites will help.* Do note how tall and wide this tree will get so it won't outgrow where it's sprouted.* There are two major types of hickories.
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/CAROVAA.pdf
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/CARGLAA.pdf

    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/02926.html
    http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/trees_turf.aspx
    http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.aspx

    Newt



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