RePlanting Trees

Emil Knutti eknutti at
Sat Oct 11 08:00:41 EST 1997

I tried this and have not had a lot of success.  

All of the trees that I transplanted are still alive after nearly four
years but they are not growing.  I have concluded that young trees need
shade.  They were thriving under the canopy but not so in open sunlight.  I
transplanted the trees about seedling size, i.e., around a foot in height.

Another thing that might be against my plantings is that the soil is very
tight clay and is relatively flat so the water content of the soil might be
too great for maples.  I don't fertilize them because that seems to attract
the deer which abound around my house.

If anyone has any ideas on how to make these stunted trees grow, please


Vincent Larin <larin at> wrote in article
<343D8B72.98CA271A at>...
> R.R. wrote:
> > I have alot maple trees in my woods that I would like to plant in
> > my field to extend the wooded area so I can Cut back On grass cutting
> > time.
> >      What should be the smallest size I should uproot?And the largest?I
> > have a few 8-10ft trees that I would like to plant in the field.
> >      After I uproot them,what is the best way to care for them in there
> > new location?What is the best way to replant them?
> >      Any info would be appreciated.
> >
> >      Thank You,
> >
> >      Ryan
>   -------------------------

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