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Can you move a jacaranda tree?

greygardener
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Can you move a jacaranda tree?

I have a fairly young jacaranda tree that's about 2 metres tall. I want to move it before some fencing work is done as I fear it will get damaged and I have a better spot for it. Will it tolerate moving? I would hate to lose it. Thank you. Bev

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Isobel
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Re: Can you move a jacaranda tree?

You would be best to do it in winter when the tree was doormant to minimise shock. But it would be a big job as you would need to dig out a huge, heavy rootball. There's instructions here but I think if you love the tree you'd be better to leave it alone or use a professional. 

Isobel
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Re: Can you move a jacaranda tree?

BTW, dont prune it or it could lose its beautiful umbrella shape forever. 

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