Transplanting sycamore trees

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Transplanting sycamore trees

Post by sadie edgell » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:34 pm

We live on the James River in Richmond, VA. We want to plant two sycamore trees beside the river. We found two very small saplings last spring, less than 1/2 " in diameter and transplanted them into pots for the summer. It wasn't easy. One sapling was growing among rip rap beside a steam and the other was growing inside a rotting post on the river. They have done well in the pots and have thrived so far.

When is the best time to transplant them? Are there any particular concerns in transplanting them? They are one of my favorite trees. They have magnificant gleaming white bark mixed with camoflage bark and they provide wonderful shade over a dock.

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Re: Transplanting sycamore trees

Post by lorijones » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:04 pm

These are beautiful trees. Fall (right now in fact) is the perfect time to plant sycamore trees - especially if they have been container grown for some time. Here are some tips for planing your trees: ... ng%20trees. I have read that you should fill the planting hole with water before setting the tree in the hole. After backfilling with amended soil, mulch the tree and keep the soil moist until it becomes established.

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