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Acer, can I move it?

Discussion in 'Trees' started by BassFisher, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. BassFisher

    BassFisher Apprentice Gardener

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    hi all
    I’m looking for more help please, Hioefully the picture will show our acer that was in the garden when we moved here, unfortunately it’s in the wrong place, has full sun and wind! I’d like to either move it or prune it hard back so that it isn’t so exposed, it’s 12’ tall at the moment. What do you guys suggest is best? Thanks
     
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    Here’s the acer

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      Think I'd do the old trick of cutting off the roots around one side this year, then moving it next.

      You put a spade in in a semicircle around the trunk about 2 ft away, chopping off the roots on one side only, then next year you cut off the other side and move it.
      Kind of lessens the shock.:smile:
       
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        Thanks for the info, when’s the best time of year to do that?
        Also my preference would be to cut it right back to about 3’, would that be possible?
         
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        You can cut half the roots back now.
        I'd not like to comment regarding the pruning, sounds a bit drastic to me, but some pruning would be good before the move.
         

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