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Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 10:46

I suppose the same problem applies to transplanting established evergreen shrubs?

Specifically a Pittosporum and Red Robin

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:06

sounds encouraging, Welshie

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 17:51

Thanks guys. I forgot to say that anything young, or with new shoots, gets eaten by rabbits. I can't rabbit -proof the garden until the building work is done. 

I suppose the alternative is to dig up manually..... groan...

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:08

Thanks Dave,

Oh that's a shame, as I need the height of the hedge elsewhere. Having said that, I've pulled up some privet growing in my friend's woodland and it transplanted really well, but they are small plants/saplings. Still, they are quicker than cuttings I guess, if I just get some more of those.

Do you think it might be worth the risk of trying the digger route, if the groundworkers will be digging it up any way?

 

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:08

Hi folks,

I have a very mature Laurel hedge and 2 sections of privet hedge. We are planning major building works and these hedges sadly need to go. I really want to move them to another position on the boundary.

So I was wondering if I can get the groundworks guys to do this with their digger? ie dig a long trench in the desired position, then just dig up the hedges and plonk them in?? Sounds easy, but I'm sure it's not so simple, and I'm not sure how deep we would need to dig. 

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