Pryor, Mathew
Watson, Gary W.

Mature tree transplanting: science supports best management practice


Identifier
3.55391
Type
Article
Date created
2016
Abstract
Replicated research on transplanting mature trees (trunk diameter >750 mm) is not practical. Instead, we must apply the knowledge we have gained from studying smaller trees to maximise success at this larger scale. This article summarises our understanding of tree biology and horticulture contributing to the successful transplanting of trees, e.g. root loss and regrowth, water stress, carbohydrate status, root ball size, preparatory root and canopy pruning, timing of operations. The specific detail of the transplanting operations undertaken on four mature trees in Hong Kong in the last 15 years is then evaluated to examine the extent to which the arboricultural factors may have contributed to the outcome of each operation.
ISSN
0307-1375
Alternate Title

Volume, Issue, Page Number
38, 1, 2-27
Related Entities
Arboricultural Journal (published by)