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Transplant made easy

Post by kracker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:48 pm

Poloticians and nappies should both be changed regularly for the same reason !


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Post by jezza » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:25 am

I've got to get me one of those! Anyone spare a few grand? :lol:


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Post by Deedee » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:31 am

WOW Amazing :)


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Post by Kristen » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:08 am

Looked into getting a Tree Spade to move a couple of mine that were in the way of some building work we are doing, but it was £N,000's to hire for the day ... so I used a JCB and a couple of straps. Moved them in July, not the best time!, but they seem to be fine.

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Re: Transplant made easy

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:38 pm

I've seen vids of these before, and they would seem ideal for transplanting palms, but something in me is screaming out that you'd need to reduce top growth to ensure a shock free transplant.

Kristen, I presume they came with operators rather than self hire @ £N,000
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Re: Transplant made easy

Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:12 am

Dave Brown wrote:Kristen, I presume they came with operators rather than self hire @ £N,000
Yup. Not sure how practical self-hire would be, as it looks to me like there is some skill involved ... but it would be FUN to try, for sure :)

Its a decent sized rootball, and it looks to me as though there is no/little disturbance, so I reckon they would get away well, thus perhaps no top-reduction necessary?

Lifting with a JCB and then "carrying them" with a strap shakes up the rootball quite a lot, so I reckon quite a few roots / root-hairs etc. must get damaged, thus more likely to need some top-reduction.

Could wrap the rootball (e.g. in hessian) if the plant was more precious though. I'm reading a book on Topiary [by Jake Humphrey] and there is a section that discusses the Japanese "training" of trees. Over there it is common to rootball plants, any time of the year, but they put a lot of trouble into digging around the tree, and wrapping the rootball really tight such that there is no disturbance (of course doing it like that you can choose a larger diameter than the fixed-size of a Tree Spade, so that probably helps too).
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