Transplanting Deciduous Trees
Story Title: Transplanting Deciduous Trees
TX Date: 03rd September 2011
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Almost every garden has a plant in the wrong spot and the solution is to move it. Trevor Cochrane shares his tips for successfully transplanting a tree that will do better in another place.
Tips and Facts
- Try to minimise damage to the root system when transplanting – the less damage, the faster your tree will recover.
- Soak the tree's roots for 15 minutes in a seaweed extract. Seaweed, particularly kelp, has a high level of plant hormones and sea minerals which stimulate rapid recovery from damage.
- Use a soil that's rich and organic with a high water holding capacity. Adding water storage gels around the base will also help ensure the new roots will not set back.
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