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Moving 12ft Cherry Tree

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Moving 12ft Cherry Tree

Hey Yall,

I need to get rid of a 12ft cherry tree in my backyard. The backyard needs to be regraded, resodded and completely redone. It doesn't have a future in my backyard.

I would prefer not to just cut it down, I would rather save it if possible by relocating it. It's still immature and doesn't provide good cherries yet but it should in the next few years.

Has anyone had any experience having someone take it away? Was it a company? A sale on kijii? I don't mind a little hassle just to save it.
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I know it will be missed but:
- who wants a 12 foot cherry tree? It is not like oak tree, worth to save.
- how much hassle/money from take it up then replanted? People just buy and plant new one, wait for few years.

Good luck.
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Contact a landscaper or your local mom & pop garden centre and see if they have a use for it... They may include it in one of their projects. They often include more mature trees when landscaping from zero and would know if it's possible to relocate it at all.
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junkmail2002 wrote: Contact a landscaper or your local mom & pop garden centre and see if they have a use for it... They may include it in one of their projects. They often include more mature trees when landscaping from zero and would know if it's possible to relocate it at all.
Thanks!

Contacted a few landscapers and got a few pm’s on here. Plenty of interested people!
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teoconca wrote: I know it will be missed but:
- who wants a 12 foot cherry tree? It is not like oak tree, worth to save.
- how much hassle/money from take it up then replanted? People just buy and plant new one, wait for few years.

Good luck.
Depends on how long you are willing to wait for the tree to mature. This tree has many years on it.

Got plenty of interest
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Way too hot to move now, probably won't live, better to do it in the Winter or just after Winter
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GhostBusters wrote: Depends on how long you are willing to wait for the tree to mature. This tree has many years on it.

Got plenty of interest
Contact eagle ridge tree movers, I've dealt with them before, seem pretty good: https://eagleridgetreemovers.com/home/tree-moving/

Steven's large tree sales also probably has the ability to use it.

Your main issue is its in a backyard, if you can't get a truck/spade in there, then its going to be very labour intensive to move. To the point of where it might be cheaper to just buy a new tree and get it delivered. Also, without the big spade, the tree is much more likely to die due to transport and being disturbed.

Anyways, give those guys a few calls, or leave it up to the person who wants the tree to deal with. Sadly, the economics of this if the backyard isn't accessible, aren't great.
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superscoots wrote: Way too hot to move now, probably won't live, better to do it in the Winter or just after Winter
Yeah, if it's moved now, it likely won't survive. Another month, it has a way better chance - hopefully, the OP is just at the planning stage.
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CaptSmethwick wrote: Yeah, if it's moved now, it likely won't survive. Another month, it has a way better chance - hopefully, the OP is just at the planning stage.
Yeah, not in a rush to move it.

A few companies said early spring would be best.

Thanks everyone!

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