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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tree spades were initially developed for industrial use at nurseries, however spade attachments for small dirt movers like a BobCat(TM) are available for residential use. Tree moving equipment for rent can be a affordable way for you to protect your back from the back-breaking work of tree relocation.
Utilizing a tree spade is relatively straightforward. Usually it includes 4-6 blades which can be pushed into the ground and remove a plug of soil. The dimensions of the hole is dependant on the dimensions of the tree spade.
Start by watering the location around the tree for approximately 2 days. Basically what you're doing is moistening the root ball so that the soil will stick to it. It's a plus that the ground softens too, but not the primary reason.
It's critical to become acquainted with the leavers you may be employing to maneuver the blade. If you're not currently acquainted with the equipment, ask for directions prior to employing it. It'll be safer than figuring it out as you go.
Dig the hole for the relocation before you remove the tree from its existing location. Position the open blades over the ground exactly where you wish to take away the plug of soil. Lower the blade arm. Utilizing the appropriate levers, drive the blades into the ground.
Lift the shut blades. With them will come a plug of earth which will be a conical shape that's the acceptable dimensions for tree you're relocating. (Provided you have measured correctly) Deposit the dirt alongside of the hole.
At this time before you relocate the tree, scrape the sides in the holes to loosen the dirt to permit the roots to re-establish. Don't loosen the dirt on bottom of the hole; the root ball requires a strong foot to be positioned upon. The root system grows, not down, but out from the sides of the root ball.
The process of digging up the tree is similar. However, you're not going to just pluck the tree from the ground in 1 motion, like you did with the hole.
Maneuver the tree spade so that the opened blades are equidistant around the tree trunk. Lower the blades to the ground. Close the blades and drive each blade 3 inches into the ground. Then back the blades back out about an inch or so, then drive them an additional 3-4 inches. Repeat this until the blades fully close around the root ball of the tree.
Once the root ball is securely in the spade, maneuver that tree mover over to the new location. Position the blades in the same way as they were when the plug was removed. Lower the blades into the hole and gradually open up the blades releasing the root ball so that it comes to carefully rest on the bottom.
Lift the blades back out. At this point backfill the hole creating a mound of dirt around the tree. It's best to then cover that dirt with mulch and water it promptly. The initial yr after tree transplant is critical for watering. Water it every 2 weeks extremely properly.
Thank goodness that plant nursery equipment is available to residential owners now. Tree spades makes moving trees extremely simple, will save money for home owners, and makes it feasible to redesign residential landscapes economically.
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