Transplanting a Tree In Cleveland Heights: the Basics

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Are you thinking of hiring a company to transplant a tree in Cleveland Heights? Transplanting a tree can be a risky project to take on – after all it involves tampering with a tree’s root system. Damaging the roots during the transplanting process can kill your tree or can stop your tree from getting the nutrients it needs to adjust, therefore hurting your tree in the long run. Before you transplant a tree on your Cleveland Heights property, do a lot of research to do it right or get the professionals to do the job.

Trees cannot possibly keep all of its roots while being moved, which means that the process begins with tree root pruning. Tree root pruning will create a new root ball which will be transported with the rest of the tree to the new location. It is hard to give any sort of recommendation as to the amount of tree roots to prune because every tree’s root system is different. Obviously, try not to cut too many roots and call an arborist at VanCuren to cut them if you are not quite sure at any point.

Planting large trees is a dangerous task for yourself and for your tree, so the professionals at VanCuren strongly suggest only trying to transplant small or young trees. We would consider a small tree to have roots that are no thicker than two inches wide and/or are two inches in diameter. If you are looking to transplant a bigger or older tree, check with an arborist first to assess the situation and then let the professionals do the transplanting for you. This way, there is less chance of something going awry or of killing your tree. Keep in mind that when transplanting a tree, even when following best practices, there is no guarantee that your tree will survive.

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Your tree may even survive a transplant initially and show no signs of harm, but the determining factor will be the ability of the tree’s roots to regrow. This is why it is important to keep enough of the roots attached when trimming and to use clean cuts when root pruning.

Cleveland tree company VanCuren tree care is here to help you with transplanting your tree and to offer advice. . Our team of experts can also provide an inspection of your tree before the transplantation process to make sure your tree is in good health to transplant. We also provide other tree services like tree trimming and tree removal, just give us a call!

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