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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?
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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.
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