Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the survival rate of newly transplanted trees?
A: When we transplant a tree we match the size of the tree to the appropriate tree spade for a successful transplant. The industry standard is 1:10. (10 inches of rootball for every inch of trunk caliper) Example: You have a tree that measures 7 3/4 inches in diameter, you will need to transplant this tree with a 78" rootball, we will use our 90" diameter tree spade and take more rootball than necessary. When staying inside of these parameters you can expect a transplant success rate of 95% +.
Q: How do you measure a tree trunk diameter or caliper?
A: Using a tape measure measure the diameter of tree trunk (left to right measurement) at 1 foot above ground level. For an even more accurate method use a cloth tape or piece of string and take it around the tree trunk at this level and measure the circumference, then divide this number by 3.14 to get the diameter.
Q: When is the best time to transplant a tree?
A: The best time to transplant a tree is in the late fall, winter and early spring. With that said, we take several precautions when we transplant and are able to successfully transplant large trees year around. It may mean adding bio-stimulants and extra watering, but you can count on Treemovers, LLC to move your tree with the greatest of care.
10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Tree
- What do you want the tree to do? Provide cooling shade, add beauty, color accent, hide something, stem erosion, buffer noise, block wind?
- Will it conflict with any overhead wires, underground cables, sewers or basements? Look to the sky before you plant.
- What will the tree look like when it is fully grown? Keep it to scale with adjacent buildings.
- How long will it take to reach its full size? Some species grow faster than others.
- What are the physical characteristics of the tree: small, medium or large? Falling leaves or flowers? Fall color?
- Does the tree grow well where I live? Don't fight Mother Nature.
- Is it far enough away from the house, sidewalk, neighbors, other trees? Plan ahead.
- Will it block any windows when it reaches full size? Do you want privacy or view?
- How will it fit in? Will it drop leaves into a swimming pool or shade a vegetable garden?
- What kind of special care, if any, does it require? Understand your obligations up front.