Question by  alunski (2)

How should I go about transplanting the smaller pine trees (volunteers) that are growing under the larger trees?

I want to move them to a different location in my yard.


Answer by  Mike7132 (393)

It can be a bit difficult in digging around the larger trees roots. First off, Determine what time of year would be best. Fall or spring. Second,you want to dig up enough around the smaller trees to have a good root-ball. Remove too much of the roots and soil and chances are you will loose the young tree.


Answer by  treemom (334)

Push a sharp shovel into the ground at the pine tree's drip line, at least one foot out from the tree all around it. Widen this into a trench, and use the shovel to lever out a rootball 12 inches deep. Plant in a wider hole, but no deeper.


Answer by  wilson57 (239)

With a small trowel, dig around the trees at least two inches from the stem. Dig about six to eight inches down so that most of the root material is included. In new area, dig a hole as wide and deep as the root ball of the small tree.


Answer by  superrosesmom (52)

Dig a hole around the smaler pin tree and be careful not to break any roots of the smaller and larger pine tree. Then plant in an area where it can get adequate water, and sunlight. Make sure to water well during the first few months to avoid shock.

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