[nafex] Transplanting Nanking cherry

Jwlehman at aol.com Jwlehman at aol.com
Sun Apr 27 06:59:41 EDT 2014

I've never dug and moved a mulberry tree. The birds sow the mulberry seed  
very well. I believe the answer depends on the tree cycle when  
transplanting and the method used. Keep in mind also mulberry trees are hard to  kill. 
Normally, if the tree is actively growing (not dormant) when digging, bear  
root reduces the chances of success. If non dormant I'd recommend using a 
tree  spade and taking as much of the root system and dirt undisturbed as 
possible. In  MA the tree is likely now actively growing this year's leaf crop 
and the demand  upon the root system high. Moving bear root will likely 
fail. If you and he can  wait until next fall to transplant the chances of 
success would be better.  

In a message dated 4/26/2014 3:42:51 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
rizzolori1 at gmail.com writes:

Hi  All,

I finally bought a house in MA. I've always wanted a mulberry and  someone
is offering me a contorted mulberry that he wants to remove from  his yard.
It's about 20 feet tall, but he's pruned it back to 8-10  feet.  He's
willing to dig it out but I'm wondering if the tree would  survive, since
it's already established and I don't know how extensive the  root system is.

Any advice on  this?


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