Why You Should Transplant Tree Seedlings in Spring

By: albertaarb - April 20, 2016

Spring is slowly but surely rearing its head through the snow and frigid temperatures. That means it’s time to start transplanting tree seedlings. If you’ve never done this before, the task can be daunting.

Read on to learn how a tree service can help you transplant tree seedlings.

Why Is Spring the Best Time to Transplant Tree Seedlings?

You might say,  "There’s snow on the ground and it’s just too cold for the tree to survive. But why can’t I do it in summer or fall?”

The soil in the spring is more moist. Unlike in the summer, the weather isn’t too hot, so the tree seedling won’t dry up. However, it’s warm enough for the plant to survive outdoors because there’s no chance of frost.

At the very beginning of spring, many trees are still dormant. That means that they haven’t started to bloom yet. If you were to move a tree that wasn’t dormant, the move would be a shock to the tree, and it might die. Transplanting dormant trees has a higher success rate.

Do I Need a Tree Service to Help Me Transplant Tree Seedlings?

If you’ve never transplanted a tree seedling before, you’d be wise to contact a tree service. Tree service companies, also known as arborists, are trained and experienced in tree care and management, which includes transplanting tree seedlings.

“But can’t I just pick up a tree seedling at a nursery and plop it in the ground?” Transplanting a tree seedling isn’t so simple. You have to keep the seedlings moist, or else they’ll dry out and die. If they’re jostled around too much during transportation, or exposed to extreme temperatures, you’ll damage the seedlings.

In addition, you have to choose a planting site carefully. A grassy, weedy area will rob your seedling of the nutrients it needs to grow. And if you plant your seedling in a spot with heavy vegetation, rodents can eat the tree’s bark, causing serious damage.

Get an Expert Tree Service to Transplant Your Seedlings

When you plant trees, you want them to flourish and survive for years to come. Choosing the right tree service to transplant your seedlings means your dream will come true. Alberta Arborists have over two decades of tree care knowledge.

At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and can ensure no damage is done to your property.

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