Transplanting a tree

  • Root prune for as large a rootball as you can carry.
  • Treat the root ball with Mycorrhizal inoculate when doing the root pruning.
  • Reduce the top growth at moving time.
  • Spray the remaining foliage with anti-transpirant.
  • Have the new hole already dug and watered in with more Mycorrhiza before bringing the tree home.
  • Support the tree with a trio of braces for the first year or two and mulch.

Will it work? Will the tree survive? I would think that it would have a good chance. Remember not to plant deeper than it was growing, it would be better to plant 2-3 inches higher if there is a chance of settling.

Authored by: 
Bob Cannon
Sourced from: 
Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Qld. Inc Newsletter August – September 2007
Date sourced: 
21/01/2013