Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I am purchasing a 30 year old home with three large (15+ feet) blue spruce trees growing in the front yard. I would prefer not to cut them down, is it possible to transplant a large blue spruce in Utah? If so, who would do it and who would want them?
Rate This FAQ
For successful transplanting, an adequate size rootball with enough roots to survive the shock of transplantation is require. Also timing of transplanting is important to minimize shock. Transplanting such large trees is not easy. The rootball would need to be very large, at least 4 to 5 feet in diameter and very heavy (we are talking needing a bobcat or other heavy equipment to lift rootball. The cost would either be in labor to dig the rootball or finding a company that has a large enough tree spade that would be able to dig them up which is also costly (don't know exactly but at for all three trees, several hundred dollars) As for anyone wanting these trees, blue spruce are not high value trees at 15 feet tall, not likely.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- What should I do to prepare my lawn for winter?
- I've noticed lots of caterpillars eating the leaves of my Birch trees--they look like inchworms. I've also seen them in neighbor's trees. Is there an infestation, and what can I do about it?
- Why are the needles on my spruce tree turning brown and dropping?
- I'm getting ready to plant grass in my back yard either this fall or in the spring. I'm wondering if dwarf fescue will grow well here in Springville, or if I would be better off planting bluegrass? I had dewarf fescue in Southern California and really liked it.
- I have an infestation of red ants in my retaining wall area where I also have plants. What is the best way to get rid of the red ants so I can weed etc. in that area?
- I have several Dwarf Blue Arctic Willows in my yard. This year they were full of some kind of wasp or bee. I waited until winter and the leaves dropped off to see if there was a hive or nest and there does not seem to be one. In looking for the nest I noticed some small black bugs on the wood. What should I do, if anything and are the two pests related in any way?
- What herbicide/killer do we use to eradicate "salt cedar" & cheat grass??
- Why are my cherries wormy?