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Old 11-03-2021, 12:18 PM
 
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Make sure you consider how large those tree(s) could eventually get and what structures could be affected by their canopy, the branches or roots! See it all too often. People plant a conveniently sized sapling only to end up cursing, butchering, or removing the same tree years down the road.
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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Make sure you consider how large those tree(s) could eventually get and what structures could be affected by their canopy, the branches or roots! See it all too often. People plant a conveniently sized sapling only to end up cursing, butchering, or removing the same tree years down the road.
I am doing just that. I want to get away from other big trees. I also have to stay away from any possible power lines unless I want the power company to cut it down. I also have to stay clear of my septic lines.
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:24 PM
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Maples are easy to grow. A native tree might be even easier than others. Contrary to common belief, tree roots don’t go down as much as they go out on the surface. You could buy a potted maple and save you4self the trouble of hauling a big root ball.
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Old 11-03-2021, 05:06 PM
 
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Maples are easy to grow. A native tree might be even easier than others. Contrary to common belief, tree roots don’t go down as much as they go out on the surface. You could buy a potted maple and save you4self the trouble of hauling a big root ball.
I checked into that and you would not believe the cost they wanted.
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Old 11-03-2021, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I witnessed a mature 20 foot Pear tree being transferred from a backyard to a front yard and be successful. It was pretty crazy. One thing that made it successful was a soaker hose and a sprinkler system constantly keeping it from drying out and not cutting main roots
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Old 08-09-2022, 06:33 AM
 
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I am back checking into doing this after seeing what my neighbor did with a dogwood tree. He made a comment that he was rescuing it by taking it from an empty lot. The dogwood was about 10' tall.

After looking more I have found three possible choices to transplant this November. The smaller one is about 5' tall (1/2" diameter), the middle one is about 9' tall (3/4" diameter) and the big one is about 15' tall (1" diameter). The two taller ones look better than the smaller one. All of these are being smothered by bigger trees. The tallest one is leaning more trying to get more sun. I am assuming this would straighten up if I transplant it.

Which one would have the best chance of success?
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:09 AM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Sight unseen, I'd probably select the middle one because of it's diameter and potential for manageability, but it would be easier to make suggestions if people could see photographs of all three trees to see what their actual state of health and condition is. Their present size isn't what's most important, it's the current health of each one is what to base a decision on.

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Old 08-09-2022, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Are you planting it in the same place? If the original tree was a risk to your power lines, why do we think another one be a good idea? It will also grow too big and need to be taken out.

A smaller ornamental tree would perhaps be a better idea? And be a prettier tree, already potted and more likely to survive.
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:55 AM
 
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No, you would have to correct any lean. I have maples here and the ones near water do fine and the ones that need to be kept watered die. So consider a tree bag to keep it constantly watered until it establishes itself - and even after that, depending on the heat in your area.
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Old 08-09-2022, 01:13 PM
 
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Are you planting it in the same place? If the original tree was a risk to your power lines, why do we think another one be a good idea? It will also grow too big and need to be taken out.

A smaller ornamental tree would perhaps be a better idea? And be a prettier tree, already potted and more likely to survive.
The original tree is on a wooded lot across the street from me. Besides not being able to grow there they would be mowed over if someone builds a house there. I want to replace one of the three huge trees that the power company cut down. I would plant it away from the power lines.
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