Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:54 AM
and I are working on a tree transplanting guide, and a question came up that I'd like to ask the folks who have ever done or are considering moving a tree. Here's the scenario. You receive a notice from the local utility that they will be doing some mahor work in the right of way that runs through your property. Sadly, you have a prize 5" diameter Japanese maple that is your pride and joy, and has been since you planted it 20 years ago. You researched how to prune and pamper it, and it has become the focal point of your backyard. In a nutshell, you know you have to move it or the local utility will destroy it when they start digging. You have ample warning (6 months) to decide what to do. Moving it to another part of your yard is quite possible, and probably the best idea, but its way too big a job for you and you family. How much are you willing to pay for a company to move this tree? Please include a minimum (you do want a quality job, right?) and a maximum (Holy $%^&^%!!! How much????) I will share the answer I received from a professional company in a couple of weeks.