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I want to dig up 10' cedar trees and transplant them. I want to make a privacy wall about 40' long. How many should I use and when is the best time to transplant them ? Thank you, Tom Patnode
-- Tom Patnode (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2001
a cedar should be planted at least every five feet apart and should grow about 1 foot a year.
-- rickey meredith (email@example.com), February 23, 2002.
CEDAR TREES ARE BEST WHEN TRANSPLANTED IN THE FALL WHEN THEY ARE STARTING DORMANCY. WHEN SPRING GROWING SEASON STARTS KEEP THE GROUND MOIST TO ESTABLISH ROOT GROWTH. IT IS BEST TO KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT ALL THE TREES WILL MAKE THE TRANSITION AND ALSO THE SMALLER THE TREE THE BETTER CHANCE THEY HAVE AT SURVIVAL.
-- JAY ALLEN (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 01, 2002.
I have transplanted about 50 Eastern red cedars from the wild onto my property. I transplant 1'-2' tall trees directly into holes where they will form wind breaks along my property lines.
I transplant much smaller cedars into a "holding area" in my garden where I grow them up to the 1'-2' height before transplanting these along the property lines as well.
So far I have had about a 95% success rate, don't use fertilizer just tamp in well and water initially after the transplant. I suppose compost would work well as a starter medium or as fertilizer in the freshly dug holes for the larger trees.
-- Matt Szczepkowski (email@example.com), January 05, 2003.