Pecan tree transplant

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LEE IN VA.
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Pecan tree transplant

Post by LEE IN VA. » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:14 pm

I have a 7 foot volunteer pecan tree, when is the best time to transplant it and any recommendations on it? Thanks

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Re: Pecan tree transplant

Post by lorijones » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:43 pm

It may be a little too late to transplant the tree now. Has it started leafing out yet? The best time to move it would be in the late winter or very early spring when it is still dormant. Since the tree is fairly large, perhaps you could root prune it in anticipation of moving it next year. Here are some tips on transplanting trees and shrubs and also on root pruning.

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Re: Pecan tree transplant

Post by LEE IN VA. » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:03 pm

It's got buds the pecans are always a few weeks behind other trees when getting and losing leaves. Where it's at it kind of needs to be transplanted it's in the way. . I'll check out the links you posted. Thanks

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Re: Pecan tree transplant

Post by lorijones » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:50 pm

If it needs to be moved, I believe I would go for it but do it as soon as possible. Dig it according to the instructions in the link for moving trees. Be sure to dig a good root ball and try to keep the root ball intact as you move it to its new location and get it into the hole. Keep an eye on it and be sure to water it deeply every 10 days or so unless you get a good soaking rain.

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