Transplanting Mature Trees
• While taking a morning or evening
stroll through the park, have you ever
wished that you could capture the
beauty of the large trees in your own
•Amazingly, through the use of carefully
executed transplanting techniques, fully
grown trees of almost any specie or size
can be successfully integrated into the
residential or commercial landscape
•While choosing a suitable location for
your new transplant is very key to its
survival, the future health, beauty and
utility of the tree is also greatly
influenced by how it is
dug, transported, planted and
Who we are
• Green Jardine Verdure Pvt. Ltd. was established by
passionate nature lovers to connect the modern ecosystem
with the Mother Nature. We are green activists and play
our role in spreading the green cover on earth by
conveniently providing plants & enabling green material at
a mouse click to the common man as well as sophisticated
•We are a full service landscape contractor company. We
provide a full menu of Landscape and Horticultural services
like Tree Transplantation And Relocation solutions
• The team comprises experts from various disciplines like
Agriculture, Geology, Hydrogeology, Civil engineering etc.
and can manage all types projects right from consultancy
to planning, design and implementation
• Green Jardine is passionate and committed to educate
and work with clients enhancing their awareness towards
greenery and nature. We work towards a dream where we
will be able to make a remarkable difference in order to
help the world and nature GO GREEN.
• Green Jardine can transplant trees of all ages and sizes. We consult on suitability, best tree
transplant methods and can also procure mature trees for new features or landscaping
• Our team performs all aspects of transplant operations. Mature tree transplanting requires
specialist arboricultural knowledge, experience, skills and equipment that few others can truly
• We transplant trees of all ages, sizes and the widest range of species
•We perform all aspects of tree transplanting, thereby ensuring the best results. We have a
success rate of 85%
• Green Jardine has the skills and equipment for long-term transplanted trees health
**The required permits needs to arranged by the clients
To revive greenery and revitalize mother earth by restoring NATURE which has been pushed to
extinction due to development of modern world i.e. concrete households and workplaces
To develop world class landscapes and be the most efficient service provider ensuring best in
class quality and turn around time for our projects
How To Transplant A Tree
“The trees are God's great alphabet, with them He writes in shining
green, across the world His thoughts serene”
- Leonora Speyer
Prepare the new site
Prepare the plant
Placing into new location
Prepare the new site
•A recipient site as near the original site would be good because the soil and environmental
conditions would be similar.
•There are three key factors to consider in preparing the site: soil quality, depth and drainage.
• It is very important that the soil is of adequate quality or the tree will not receive the
nutrients, soil microbes and other elements it require to live.
• The depth of planting must be close to the original so that the soil level at the base of the
trunk is level or slightly above (3-6 inches) with the surrounding soil surface. If the tree is set too
deeply it will not thrive because feeder roots must be able to receive oxygen.
• It is also important to improve aeration in backfill by breaking up clods and gradually adding
this soil into the hole.
• It is good to dig the recipient site a few days earlier so that sunlight disinfects it as much as
• Roughen the sides of the pit so that the new roots will find it easier to penetrate
• Put manure near the hole. Do not put chemical fertilizers into the prepared soil.
Prepare the plant
• Build up the health of the plant before the move. If it's nutrient-stressed, fertilize it. Don't allow it to
become water-stressed, keep the soil uniformly moist.
• Control any insect pests or diseases. Prune out any dead wood and/or weakly attached branches.
• Mulch as much of the root zone as you can stand. This gets rid of grass competition, lessens the
need for constant watering, and keeps the soil warmer.
•If a plant is unhealthy, it probably has a very poor, energy reserve system. Not only will it be more
difficult for this plant to recover its root system from the shock of transplanting, the energy drain
could push this tree or shrub over the edge from unhealthy to dead
• Tree is under severe water stress after transplanting. With good care the stress diminishes, the root
system diameter increases to 100% of the original by the end of the fifth year.
• First Year: Root system diameter increases to 6 feet, 9% of original volume. With less than 10%
of the absorbing roots to support a full crown (top), the tree is often under severe water
stress, inhibiting top growth, including bud formation.
• Second Year: Root system increases to 9 feet, 23% of original volume. The tree is frequently
under water stress, inhibiting current season growth.
• Third Year: Root system diameter increases to 12 feet, 41% of original volume. The tree is
exposed to less water stress and growth improves
•Fourth Year: Root system diameter increases to 15 feet, 60% of original volume. The effective
rate of root generation accelerates
• Fifth Year: Root system diameter increases to 18 feet, 100% of original volume.
It’s best to dig when plants are dormant
The best time to dig up deciduous shrubs and trees, is when they are dormant;
that is, from leaf drop in the fall until bud swell in the spring. With
evergreens, the window of opportunity is different. Many evergreens, can be dug
year-round, but it’s best to wait until new growth is hardened off.
Size a root ball by noting plant height or trunk size
For deciduous shrubs and trees, calculate the size of its root ball by measuring
the trunk’s diameter. Industry standards dictate that diameter measurement be
made at 6 inches above ground level. If trunk diameter comes to 2 ft, the root
ball will be 2 ft across
Tie up branches before digging a trench
When digging out a root ball, you need room to work. It’s easier to work around
the base of the shrub if the branches are tied up with twine first. To tie up
branches, start at the base of the plant and work up, one round of twine at a
time, looping the end of the twine through the previous round to pull the
Protect roots by wrapping them in natural burlap
To keep the root ball secure until you have a new home ready for your
transplant, wrap the root ball in burlap. There are several kinds of burlap on the
market. The best choice is untreated, natural burlap that rots quickly and allows
for good root penetration. Use pinning nails to secure the burlap in place. Your
tree is now ready for transplantation
Placing into new location
• Select a suitable planting site and dig a hole approximately 1/3
larger than the plants root mass. Allow room for the tree to grow to
its full potential in the chosen site.
• Cut 4 vertical slits around the sides of the plant container. The cuts
should penetrate the root ball of the plant by about 5mm. This will
encourage fresh lateral root growth after planting. Carefully remove
the container and position the plant in the hole
• Do not tease out or break up the root mass. Back fill 1/2 of the hole
with some of the original soil and 1/2 the recommended quantity of a
slow release fertilizer then compact. Fill the rest of the hole with a
quality planting mix incorporated with the original soil and the
• Drive a stake into the ground alongside the root ball (not through it)
until firm and tie the tree loosely to the stake with bio-degradable
rubber or jute ties. Use two or three stakes for windy or exposed sites
• Water the tree immediately after planting with approximately 20 l
of water poured slowly at the base of the trunk. Over the hot dry
summer months water the tree every second or third day with 10 to
15 l of water. In winter watering should be done every 7 to 10 days.
Always water slowly to avoid run off. Once the tree is established
watering should only be necessary during prolonged dry periods
• Only fertilize with root boosters the first year
The gardener is often tempted to force the plant into a growth spurt as soon as it arrives in their yard by
giving it a jolt of fertilizer. This can spell disaster as this will result in vigorous growth without having a proper
root system to support. So, first year should be devoted to root growth by mixing a root-boosting fertilizer
• Water regularly
Newly planted trees and shrubs do not have the kind of root systems they need to handle drought or excess
water stresses. So, ensure they experience neither of these in their first year or two. Keep the soil evenly
moist throughout the entire growing season by watering when necessary, but not watering when it's not
• Stake young trees to minimize damage to developing roots
Besides feeding plants, roots also anchor them into the ground. High winds can jostle newly planted trees
and shrubs around, tearing new roots that are trying to grow into the soil. Use a two-stake method (at 180°
apart) to firmly secure the tree for the first year or two.
• Watch out for pests and insects
Your new transplant is likely stressed to begin with from the move alone. The last thing it needs is troubles
with insects or disease to add to its misery. Carefully examine the leaves and stems for insects top and
Plants will take a full growing season or even more to adjust to their new surroundings and to compensate
for the stresses of transplanting. Allow them this time, and don't try to force them to grow and perform as
soon as they get home!
Does a plant holds a special place in your heart?
Maybe the plant has some sentimental value, such as a particular tree where you and your
grandfather used to sit in the park or Maybe it is a unique species or maybe you are a nature
lover just like us.
Don’t let a single tree be cut down due to urbanization. Bring Mother Nature closer to you. We
will be at your side always to help and guide you as a friend. We are only a mouse click or phone
call away. Let us be a part of this wonderful endeavor of yours.
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