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    Oak Tree Transplant

    I recently moved into a new home and have a 9 foot oak growing right next to my basement patio walkout. It is very healthy and I plan to do major landscaping in the area this spring. What are the chances of a successful transplant without digging out a rootball this season? (In short, doing a wide dig and moving it all in one season).

    My previous attempt at a smaller oak didn't seem to work and I really don't want to fail at this one.

    Finally, how deep should I dig?

    Thanks

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    Oak
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    RE: Oak Tree Transplant

    Can you tell us what kind of oak it is? Oaks in general are very difficult to transplant, but some can handle it better than others.

    I've tried to move some of the many Red Oak and Pin Oak seedling that sprout in my yard every year with very little success, and these are usually less than a foot tall. I couldn't imagine trying to move a nine-foot tree.

    Maybe someone else on the forum with experience moving something like this can provide some direction.

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