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  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:59:41 -0400 (EDT)


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
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, 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?


  • [nafex] Transplanting Nanking cherry, Jwlehman, 04/27/2014

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