Re: Transplanting a 4-5 yr. old plum tree - help!

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Posted by Newt on July 01, 2003 at 17:01:36:

In Reply to: Transplanting a 4-5 yr. old plum tree - help! posted by Patricia on June 28, 2003 at 12:44:08:

: Hello,
: I have a beautiful, healthy plum tree next to my home and it is making a huge mess. If the plums fall to the driveway and sidewalk before I can pick them...the plums get squished and attract ants and flies. I would like to move it to another location in my yard. Please advise. The tree is approximately 15 ft. tall.
: I live in Raleigh, NC
: Thank you!

Hi Patricia,
Isn't is awful that folks who plant trees in the wrong place don't seem to have to deal with the problems they cause? You have my sympathy. A 15' tree will have a large and heavy root ball. You might want to consider a professional tree moving company. Here's a couple of sites that show how to transplant trees and shrubs. Do wait until fall to do this.

http://www.tree-planting.com/tree-planting-8.htm
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/plantsci/trees/f1147w.htm

Best of luck,
Newt

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