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Is this a Bay tree and how to remove and replant?

daley7daley7 Posts: 2
I believe I have a large bay but would like confirmation if possible? 
We are about to start an extension and so I would like to remove and replant. Any tips?
thank you. 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965
    edited March 2021
    It looks very much like bay - rip a leaf and have a sniff.

    I'm say there's very little chance of diggin it out. It's been there too long and you'll not be able to get sufficient roots out.

    Ps - if you're removing the paving around it then there's a chance you could move it. But you'd need to cut a lot of the top growth off or the roots will not be able to support all that top growth
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  • daley7daley7 Posts: 2
    Thank you Pete. And bugger, seems such a shame to remove and do nothing with it. 
    I’ll see what I can do.
    thanks again 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736
    See if there are any suckers coming from the base ... I've successfully rooted some of those in the past. 
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  • B3B3 Posts: 24,432
    It looks great there. No harm in trying it elsewhere if it's got to go anyway.
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  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376
    Get those paving stones out first, will enable you to take more root.    It's very Mediterranean so shouldn't be too much transpiration so I reckon a fair chance of keeping it.   Get it into huge pot with moderately fertile well drained soil....keep semi shaded a while until you're happy it's going to survive. Good luck.
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