Tree Moving Services: Ensuring the Longevity of Your Trees

Every nice garden needs a tree or five depending on how much space you have. Trees are not only beautiful to look at but they provide us with much-needed oxygen and cool shade during the hot summer months. This is especially important today with the global warming making summers more and more unbearable each year. 

So having a few trees in your garden or yard is not only beneficial for you but for everyone, including this space rock we all live on. However, the inconvenient thing about trees is that they take quite some time to grow into their full splendor. This can take years or decades deepening on the type of tree, of course.

So if you want fully-grown trees in your garden or yard now, you’d want to consider hiring a tree moving service as they can have some trees safely removed and transplanted into your yard. Don’t worry, no trees are harmed in that process in any way, they’re just being relocated for your convenience. So let’s talk more about tree moving services and helping to ensure the longevity of your trees.

Why would anyone want to move trees?

Well, there’s a myriad of reasons for wanting to move a tree. Unfortunately, we can’t go over all of them. Still, one good reason would be to keep trees from being cut down. As you may already know, we humans love nothing more than to destroy nature that gives us life. Millions of trees get cut down every day for either industrial purposes or to build a convenient new road through the woods.

So instead of those trees being utterly destroyed they could be moved to another place where no one would do them any harm and instead, enjoy their beauty. Another reason could be that you have some property to sell and there are trees you’re fond of due to any number of reasons, like childhood memories, for instance. Moving those trees to your garden or yard means they get to stay a part of you for a while longer.

How does one move a tree, anyway?

Unlike plants, you can’t just pluck a tree from there and plant it here. It’s a much more delicate process that should be handled by trained professionals. Depending on the type of the tree, the roots will have to be cut so that it doesn’t hurt the tree. The main reason is that tree roots can sometimes stretch for hundreds of feet.

That said, the Boscia Albitrunca, otherwise known as Shepherd’s tree and native to Kalahari Desert, has some of the longest roots ever recorded, stretching up to 230 feet into the ground. Amazing, isn’t it? Now imagine having to transport all of that plus the tree itself. Not a chance. This is why the roots are cut no shorter than three times the width of the tree trunk.

Anything closer than that and the tree might wither and die. This is where specialists come in with the right tools and knowledge to safely remove, transport and transplant the tree from one location to another. It seems simple enough when you read about it here but in reality, it’s quite a complicated process that requires special care.

What comes after the move?

This may sound like a silly comparison but trees are much like humans when relocated. You need time to adapt and adjust to the new environment and the same goes for trees. Imagine being a tree chilling out somewhere on the field or in the forest and all of a sudden, you’re in someone’s garden. It’s a nice neighborhood but you need time to get adjusted to the new soil and climate. That said, once the tree is being moved, you need to make sure that its now freshly cut roots are well-watered.

There are treatments that can be used weeks prior to the move that will stimuli the tree to focus on root growth instead of canopy growth. This way, the tree will recover more quickly when transplanted as cutting of the roots is, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of the process. Trees go through a lot of stress from transportation, having its roots cut and transplantation so it’s of the utmost importance that you help the tree settle in nicely.

Where to put your new tree?

Now this one is a tricky endeavor as you have to choose an ideal spot to transplant your trees. If you have a garden or yard next to your house, you have to be cautious of the underground pipes and utilities so there aren’t any issues down the line. If you have the perfect spot for the trees, you must also ensure you have the right type of soil ready and waiting for the trees to arrive.

Nursing a tree that’s just been relocated to your garden requires effort and time because trees are, in fact, more demanding than plants or vegetables you may already have in your garden. So when everything is set and done, and your tree or trees are happily in their rightful place, you must not forget to water them properly so that roots can kick back into action once again.

Deep watering may be necessary here as that’s the type trees prefer and need, for that matter. Deep watering may take two to three years depending on the type of tree you have. After that, regular rainfall will do the rest, although you may help the trees out a bit during drought and dry summer periods.

Closing Words

Trees are simply awesome and not many people appreciate their real value and beauty, which is kind of sad when you look at it objectively. Still, having a couple of trees in your yard or garden is a great thing but of you don’t want to wait for trees to grow on their own, you can always have a few of them transplanted to your property with relevant ease, as long as you let the professionals handle the transplanting business, of course.

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