Transplantation of large plants and plantation techniques

Transplantation of large plants, especially trees, has been carried out with different methods until today. These plants have been moved as bare roots, in balloons completely leaving the roots out, within tied sacks, by wrapping the plant on a wire cage, wrapping it with a tie beam or with ratchet devices. The attention and care that we show during transplanting plants ensures the healthy continuity of its life. Pruning roots during 3 years before the transplantation, digging a wide root circle, careful wrapping and binding, carrying the plant with big and detailed devices, giving attention to the preparation and maintenance of plantation area leads the plant’s adaptation to its new place and live healthy.

It is assessed that whether or not to be a successful transplant before transplanting a tree or shrub. Stresses in transplanting of trees and shrubs may cause plants to die or to become unattractive. Plants are already in advanced stages of decline, particularly likely to succumb to transplantation stress. Generally, if a young nursery-grown plant than older growth plant will provide more long-term benefits in the new planting area so younger plants better than older plants. Also shrubs have better transplant tolerance than trees, deciduous plants better than evergreens and shallow rooted species better than deep rooted species. When deciding whether or not to transplant a plant, consider the species transplant tolerance, transplanting season, new planting site conditions, the equipment and follow-up care (Anonymous, 2012 a).