Trees are an invaluable asset to any residential property. In addition to beautifying your landscape and providing clean air and shade for your family, trees have significant financial value; safe and healthy trees greatly increase both a home’s curb appeal and its property value. In addition, trees can hold strong sentimental value for many homeowners. The tree you plant today with your child will likely still be standing strong decades later for your grandchildren to enjoy as well. It’s no surprise then that many homeowners in Northeast Ohio understand the importance of engaging a professional arborist to transport, move, and plant trees in their yards, ensuring that their investment thrives for years to come.
Homeowners in Cuyahoga County hire professional arborists to move trees for a variety of different scenarios, including:
- Moving a tree from one location to another on the same property. While trees may seem immovable with their roots inextricably tied to the ground, it is actually common for home owners to want to move a valued tree from one part of the property to another. Perhaps the tree has great sentimental value and is standing in the way of new construction, or perhaps its current location poses a safety hazard to property or people. Maybe your beloved tree has outgrown its location and is no longer thriving due to a lack of light or space. No matter the tree’s size, a professional arborist can safely transplant it elsewhere to be enjoyed for generations.
- Planting partially or fully mature trees on a residential property. Alternately, you may want to plant a full-sized tree in your yard, guaranteeing instant beauty and the ideal landscape without years of waiting. A professional arborist and crew can safely transport the tree from off-site and plant it on your property the same day.
Tree care experts will all tell you that—like people—each tree is unique. As such, each tree transplanting or moving job begins with developing a custom plan that takes into account factors such as:
- The tree’s age
- The tree’s species
- The tree’s overall health
- What time of year it is
- The quality of the soil that the tree will be transplanted into
Arborists will first hydrate the targeted tree, prune its roots, and carefully remove it from the ground via manual labor or heavy machinery, depending on the size of the tree. While transporting the tree to the new site, professionals will wrap the roots in burlap or a similar natural material for protection, and will take great care to minimize branch damage by tying up the tree’s crown or wrapping it in a tarp. Following successful transplantation, tree care experts will execute a comprehensive after care plan that includes liberal watering, fertilization, and inspections for any damage caused by the move.
Moving a large tree requires a significant amount of effort, can be very dangerous, and can cause great stress to the tree if not executed properly. For all these reasons and more, call on VanCuren Tree Services! We have been the most trusted tree care company in Northeast Ohio since 1986. VanCuren has successfully relocated large trees and shrubs from Lakewood to Pepper Pike and everywhere in between. Our arborists have the specialized training and equipment needed to implement a comprehensive tree moving plan, from initial consultation to proper after care.