Tree Transplanting Question

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by walleyerick, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. walleyerick

    walleyerick

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    I have an area the got cut over a couple years ago (mostly Red Pine) It has really filled in with berry bushes, Autumn Olive and some hardwood trees that were left. The deer do use the thick nasty stuff that has filled in. My question though is, I have an area that is along the edge of the cut that touches a swamp, I would like to start transplanting a mix of White Pines and Poplar trees that are in abundance in another area of the property to this edge. When would be the best time to do this? Now or the spring?
    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Thirty pointer

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    Do not transplant white pine in the fall in a root ball they do not go completely dormant and will die of thirst over the winter ...they do fine in early spring .Not sure about poplar .
     
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    Thanks Thirty, will wait for the spring for the White Pines.
     
  4. Hear fishy fishy

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    I would wait till spring as it gives the roots the longest time to adapt. I have transplanted many trees in July and had great luck then not sure why. They seem to grow better than the ones I plant in the spring.