Updated: Feb 8, 2020
We are coming out of hibernation and moving trees! It feels so good to get our hands dirty again now that the snow season is behind us. In the video below we are moving trees from one area of the bock to another. These trees are in a dormant state, we are hoping to move and replant without triggering transplant shock. What is “transplant shock”? Transplant shock is when you remove a tree from its original state to another location. This is difficult because it causes stress on the root system and the tree as whole. Transplant shock could stunt the growth of a tree, have it be more exposure to disorders, and could possibly even kill the tree. But, with the tree still in dormant (sleeping) stage, it could aid us in transplanting due to the lack of nutrient and water movement throughout the tree system.