Re: transplanting mature shrubs

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Posted by Mario Vaden on November 22, 2002 at 21:51:33:

In Reply to: transplanting mature shrubs posted by lynn on November 09, 2002 at 05:07:48:

As someone said, the cool season is good.

If its not a rush and you can spare a year, that is better. That is because, whether it is a tree or shrub, you can cut the circle of the root ball, thus root pruning it. This will cause the roots to thicken-in similar to how a to-be hedge plant will thicken when the tips are pruned off.

The thicker root ball of fine roots holds together better. This could have been done in September, but then again, say, next April or May, then move the plant in September, 2003.

Oh, AND MULCH. We use bark mulch in Oregon - check the advice page at our site for benefits of mulch and the difficulties of weed fabric; 2 separate topics - see link URL

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