Transplanting is understandably stressful for trees and shrubs, which can become a complicated issue for homeowners in Montgomery County. To make sure that your plants are up to the task, we recommend evaluating your plant’s health beforehand and determining a new location with similar environment characteristics. A plant that is not healthy may not survive transplanting. Before moving the plant, be sure to determine the problem and treat it so that it can regain its health.

Tree Transplanting Tips for Montgomery County Homeowners

If a tree shows signs of pests or disease, find an expert to evaluate the damage. It may be best to replace it rather than transplant. Is the tree getting too much or too little sun? Is the soil type right for the tree? These are factors to remember when considering where to move the tree. Perform a soil test to determine whether the plant is suitable for its existing soil conditions, and if not, make sure to adjust the soil pH to better fit the plant. Other plant relocation considerations include checking for overhead and underground utilities before starting the process. Don’t forget about the post-transplanting process! Since the area you transplant from will still have about 75% of the moved tree’s root system left in the ground, this will require extra work for new plantings or turfgrass.

Montgomery County is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, a state that was named for its trees.

Common trees found in the Keystone State include:

  • Sugar Maple
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • Yellow Birch
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Red Maple
  • Black Cherry
  • Virginia Pine
  • Pitch Pine
  • White Oak
  • Scarlet Oak
  • Chestnut Oak
  • Black Oak
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Sweet Birch
  • Tulip Poplar
  • Pignut Hickory
  • Black Gum
  • Black Walnut

Expert Tree Transplanting Services from Stenger Landscaping

While some trees need moist rich soils, others may thrive in sandy or rocky soils, or on north facing slopes. Many trees that grow in sandy soils may have longer tap roots and wider lateral root systems than those growing in more clay-based soil, meaning that transplanting will require more digging. Trees like walnut, pecan and some oaks and pines, with long vertical tap roots, can be difficult to transplant. For an expert tree transplanting service, contact Stenger Landscaping today and rest easy, knowing that your landscape will be taken care of. Call (610) 831-1900 for a free consultation!