relocate pittosporum green pillar trees
Hi, I\'m wondering if possible relocating / replanting pittosporum green pillar plants We have about 15 that need to be moved. They are around 12 years old and stand at approx 1.5 - 2 metres tall. Healthy and thick ! Any advice would be appreciated Regards Lindon
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Dig a trench around the shrub or tree using a sharp spade to the depth needed for the root ball. For example, a 4-foot-tall shrub needs a 16-inch-deep root ball.
Move the pittosporum to its new location.
Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball of the pittosporum you're moving and deep enough to allow the soil line evident on the pittosporum's trunk to sit an inch above the ground.
Place the pittosporum in the hole. Fill the hole in with the removed subsoil. Water the transplant to settle the subsoil.
Add topsoil to fill the top 6 inches of the hole and tamp down lightly. Mound additional soil in a circle around the plant to hold in moisture.
Check the pittosporum daily for the first two to three weeks to see if it needs watering. Consistent moisture levels ensure that the pittosporum grows well in its new location and regular checks ensure it isn't over- or under watered.