A lady has offered me a weeping mulberry tree for free if I remove it. The tree is 15 years old and although I haven't viewed it yet, I'm concerned which is the best way to remove it, transport it and replant it. Or is it too old to be transplanted? In Southwest, Western Australia. Thank you.
Transplanting, Removal and Transporting
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This would be a big job, but I would say it is doable.
You would need to move the tree in very early spring.
The branches can be tied upward to allow you to work around the tree.
You would began digging around the drip line of the tree and began severing the roots.
After you have loosened and freed the root ball it would need to be slid unto a tarp and the root ball wrapped.
You would need to carefully water and monitor the tree.
I do think it would be wise for you to research the availability and the fast growth rate of purchasing a new tree.
You can then compare the work and time involved with moving vs purchasing a new tree.