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Relocation & Preservation

Arborwell's approach to tree transplanting is all encompassing. All of our processes from evaluation, preparation, boxing, relocating and aftercare are accomplished within our own organization.

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What does it take to move and transplant trees?

  • Evaluation of the existing health and structure by our Certified Arborist
  • Evaluate the current location and the new location for a successful move
  • Determine specialized equipment necessary
  • Prepare tree for move by "hardening off" to reduce stress (hydration)
  • Ensure that the root system is minimally disturbed
  • Protect crown from wind and sun damage


If tree has been excavated and needs to be stored before replanting:

  • Ensure the temporary location is safe and protected from extreme elements
  • Regular monitoring of soil moisture level
  • Protection of bark and leaf canopy from insect infestation
  • Keep leaves clean from dust and dirt for adequate transpiration


Once tree has been placed in new location:

  • Prepare soil and drainage at new location
  • Cable and brace tree for stability
  • Continue with soil moisture and insect monitoring for the first 18 months
  • After 18 months, evaluate need for slow release fertilization