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I've a few small trees to move.  A field maple, and some viburnum (opuls) and euynomus.

I'd read that some trees prefer being moved in the fall rather than spring (I think, but don't quote me on this, Acer prefer fall moves).

I was thinking it best to move after leaf fall, but if the plant appears dormant, will the roots still do anything/bed in say if I moved them in November?

Or is this another case of just do it when ever but avoid frosts?


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,942
    I'd move them now - no problem. Ideal time. Big a rootball as possible, new spot well prepped, and they don't know they've been moved. Autumn rain settles them in well.  :)

    If the maple is any size, that might be difficult though. You might need to do the digging round the roots to partially sever them, and then waiting until it recovers before moving completely. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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