Moving And Want To Take Your Mature Tree With You? Tips To Remove The Tree To Take It With You

Posted on: 4 July 2019

Because it can take trees years to grow large and tall, you may want to take your mature tree with you when you move to a new home. If so, you can do this but only if you do it correctly. It is important that you hire a professional tree removal service to start with. This service can help move the tree for you, and then you can start the replanting process.

Tree Removal Preparation

Removing a mature tree takes months. This is because the tree removal service contractor will have to cut the roots approximately six months before transplanting the tree. The roots have likely spread very far around the tree, which would make it impossible to move otherwise.

When the roots are cut this makes the tree develop new roots that are much closer to the tree instead of spreading out. This will make it much easier to remove the tree for the tree contractor.

To cut the roots, the contractor will dig a trench around the entire tree. How far from the tree they build the trench will depend on the type of tree you have because some roots do not spread as large as other roots.

Once the trench is dug, the contractor will use a special tool to cut the roots as they go around the tree. Once cut, the roots will die, and the tree will start creating new roots. It will take the tree a few months to do this.

Tree Removal

Once it is time, the tree contractor will come to the property and remove the mature tree. First, they will tie up the branches so they will not be damaged and in the way. Next, they will dig deep into the ground so they can remove the entire root ball. They will also dig out far enough to grab all the new roots.

When the tree is removal service is finished, they will wrap the root ball with damp burlap or another type of wrapping. This will prevent the root ball from drying out during transport. If you are moving far away from your home, the root ball will have to be dampened so that it does not dry out.

The tree removal company can move the tree for you in most cases, as they have large trucks and trailers to allow them to do this. When they get to your new home, ask the tree removal service if they can plant your tree for you. If not, you can contact a tree service in the area.

The tree removal service that you hire can give you much more information about this.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.