E-Z Tree Transplanting, Inc., Plainwell, MI
Specializing in tree-transplanting with 44" Vermeer and 65" Big John truck-mounted tree spades. We have been serving the Southwest Michigan area for over ten years and offer a wide variety of spruce and deciduous trees to give your yard that mature-landscaped look for an affordable price. We can also move trees from your own source or on-site.
Call 269-685-8884 for pricing and availability.
There are a number of things that can be done to give your recently transplanted tree an excellent chance to survive and thrive.
WATER: The most important thing to give your tree is water. Once the tree has been placed in the receiving hole you should run water at the base of the trunk until water completely fills the gap around the new soil and flows out onto the surrounding soil. Once the water has disappeared, fill any gaps around the tree with soil. Use a garden hose to wash the soil into the gaps. This will keep air from reaching the roots. Next build a six-inch high ring of soil around the gap to retain the water you are going to give your tree. You can remove this ring the next year. In most situations, you should fill this basin once a week from the time the tree is planted until you stop mowing your lawn in the Fall. You need to water regardless of rainfall or lawn sprinkling systems. Mulching around the tree will help to retain the moisture. We suggest that you continue to water your tree the following year during the hot, dry months. Place the hose by the tree stump and turn the flow on so that there is just a small trickle and let it run for an hour. These watering suggestions may change if the tree is tranplanted into heavy clay that does not allow proper drainage. In these cases there is a possibility of drowning your tree. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions about your soil.
Staking: Staking will prevent the tree from falling or leaning if planted in lighter soil. It also helps to keep it steady so that the swaying motion will not break the smaller roots enabling it to absorb moisture better. Drive three metal or wood stakes into group just outside the gap you filled with water. You can use wire or rope and take it from the stake to a point about two-thirds the height of the tree. Wrap the wire/rope around a limb to keep it from slipping down the trunk. If you use wire, slide it inside a piece of rubber hose long enough to prevent the wire from cutting into the tree. Remove this support system after the tree has been though two spring seasons. While staking is optional, it is recommended.