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Why You Need To Use Plant Relocation Services

Are you thinking about installing an in-ground pool or deck in your backyard? Is the perfect location for these things blocked by a large tree or bush? If your friends or relatives are telling you that the only way to accomplish your goals is to kill your beloved tree or shrub, you may be relieved to find out that you can simply move it instead. Here are some reasons why you should have a professional move your tree or bush to another location in your yard:  

Already established plant: If you chop down the tree or bush that is in your way and plant a new one elsewhere, it may not grow as well. Depending on how picky the plant species is, it may not grow at all. Instead of spending time and energy going back and forth to the nursery in an attempt to get another plant that grows well in your particular yard, one of your local plant relocation services can simply dig up your small- to -medium sized tree and put it in a more appropriate place. While the tree or bush may temporarily show displeasure at being moved, you already know that it'll flourish on your land.

Professionals have better equipment: If you've ever planted even a small and immature tree or bush, you know that they can get extremely heavy. For plants that are taller than you or that are as wide as your outspread arms, they can quickly become too heavy to be easily moved by just one person. Even if you get help with digging and moving the plant, you and your friends or family may still find it impossible to move. But plant relocation services are equipped for these situations. For larger trees, they may use a tall crane to support the tree and move it to its new position. For medium trees and bushes, they may use something like a forklift or a small front end loader to move the plant to where it needs to be. 

Keep the plant alive: While you can certainly attempt to move a tree or shrub yourself, you could run into problems when doing so. Aside from the mechanical aspect, it can be difficult for the average person to figure out exactly how and where to cut a plant's roots to cause the least amount of damage. Many plants can have a substantial portion of their roots cut away and still survive while with others you'd have to be extremely careful not to damage the fragile taproot. Plant relocation services are knowledgeable in exactly which roots can be pruned away, if any, and which must be kept intact so that the plant can recover and continue to grow.