Dogwood Trees
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transplanting an old dogwood

Anonymous added on August 7, 2015 | Answered

Can I transplant (move) my 10 to 20 year old dogwood. When would be the best time to move it to try not to kill it and are there any steps I could take to prevent harming it?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 7, 2015

First, this is a rather old tree, which could make it a bit more difficult to transplant successfully, especially if it's quite large. Nonetheless, it is still possible to move the tree and I would suggest doing so in fall (or spring if you're prone to severe winters). This article should help with transplanting and preventing shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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shelley
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Answered on August 7, 2015

Here is an article on transplanting dogwood trees that will help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/dogwood-tree-transplanting.htm

Happy gardening!

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