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Moving small-ish arbs!
#83802 January 11th, 2007 at 12:16 AM
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Has anyone done this, and could offer any advice? wavey

I have 3 arbs that are about 7' tall. They have been in the ground for 7 years this spring. I want to relocate them, and I guess it's now or never....they are starting to get big!

Im just gonna go for it in March. Any hints would be appreciated. Im going to dig them out by hand, and give them lots of love once replanted. flw

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#83803 January 11th, 2007 at 11:46 AM
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'Sparagus! grinnnn i'm so glad to see you, i've missed you!

i'm not sure about your plants, but i really want to say hi!

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#83804 January 11th, 2007 at 01:24 PM
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Sparagus, I'm not real sure what you're referring to when you say "arbs"! Duh I tried that word on Google Image & only came up with something that has to do with Air locking differentials and/or Toyota Land Cruisers! Duh

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#83805 January 11th, 2007 at 09:06 PM
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Hi Jiffymouse! wavey

Patty, oops, sorry to be unclear, I do mean Arborvitaes. That's what everyone calls them up here. They were about up to my waist when I planted them (3'ish) and now are peeking over my 6' fence. I consider them pretty tiny, with how huge they seem to get!

That gives me alot to think about. I so want to move them, but dont want them to croak, they were the first things I planted when we got our house. I put them near where I thought the property line was....turns out they are WAY into my yard, we have a fence now and there's room for them on the other side of it. Oh, what to do what to do! Duh

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#83806 January 12th, 2007 at 10:07 AM
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transplant after the last frost. amend the soil (bloodmeal, bonemeal, potash). mix these wiyh the soil for the new hole. also, i suggest superthrive for transplant success.

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#83807 January 12th, 2007 at 11:02 PM
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After the last frost, really? I was thinking it would be better in early spring while still dormant. No? Duh

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#83808 January 13th, 2007 at 10:04 AM
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the last frost is usually in early spring in PA. Sometime in april.

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#83809 January 13th, 2007 at 10:54 AM
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Hmmm.....we go by may 15 up here. April might be a great month to do it actually!


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