Large, established trees have a certain grandeur. Standing proud with their crown high and arms outstretched, they provide your landscape with a unique look, as well as relief from the blaring summer sun. So it would be a shame to lose such a feature if you were to move house. You might be surprised to know that mature tree specimens can actually be moved, depending on the size and health of the tree, as long as you get the professionals to do it. If you’ve settled in a new place, you can also buy a mature tree and transplant it into your garden.
A large tree adds instant impact and structure to your garden. If you simply can’t wait for a tiny seedling to grow, consider moving an existing tree. The replanting process is simple, but you’ll need the help of the professionals, so contact a company that specialises in tree removal and relocation. If you prefer to buy a tree, there are many nurseries that sell mature species. The nursery should be able to plant it up for you (depending on the size) and might even look after it until it’s established.
A hole large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball is dug into ground.
Tree is removed from pot or hessian wrapping and soil is loosened around root ball.
Tree is gently placed in hole, backfilled with soil and mounded to create a dish, so water can be directed to tree’s root ball.
It’s watered once a week for a month, then once a fortnight thereafter. This will help it establish and grow into a strong, healthy tree.