TREE MOVING SPECS.
To transplant existing trees on site using a mechanical treespade or
to transport trees from existing site to a separate site.
A company which earns the majority of its revenue from the transplanting
and installing of trees using mechanical treespade and has adequate
knowledge of existing conditions relevant to the area.
Shall be capable of digging and transplanting trees with the greatest
amount of roots in a solid earth ball. The minimum size to be ten inches
for each caliper inch of tree. When tree is to be moved in leaf, watering
should be done during the digging operation and also after setting the
tree in its final location. 200 gallons per caliper inch is a average for
Staking of trees larger than three inch caliper should be completed with
three earth augers of at least thirty inches in length turned into the ground
at the same angle as the new wire. The wire should be a minimum of 9
gauge, and at all contact area with tree branching or trunk, should pass
inside of a thick walled flexible rubber tube with a minimum half inch
diameter. Trees under the three inch size can be staked using the
proper stake kits available thru nursery suppliers or by use of a 2X2
hardwood stake installed at a angle to support tree during high winds.
After spades have been removed from the newly planted tree, any air
pockets and slices left between the new rootball and the existing grade
should be filled with topsoil and tamped to meet existing grade. Any
roots that are outside the rootball should be pruned using proper pruning
After the installation of the tree, all grass and small brush should be
removed from the rootball along with any sucker growth at the base of
the tree. Three inches of shredded hardwood mulch should be applied
over the entire rootball.
In some cases the ratio of remaining roots after the transplanting to the
existing branches has changed and will need to be adjusted by thinning
the existing crown of the tree.