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fireweed22

Do any tree species survive being planted too deep?

fireweed22
8 years ago

Unique situation. I have a small forest of Populus tremuloides, and planning to move two of them (14-15'). No cost, and worth the work to have a couple nice ones moved.
It is windy here and they will need serious staking for a year or likely 2+ depending on how they establish.

Now I fully understand how and why to plant trees at original grade with most any tree species. But how about species such as willows that readily sprout roots from wood? Might it help with faster establishment, in this case like an anchor in this windy location? Like tomato planting.
How about poplars? Would it hurt or possibly be of benefit?
Thanks.

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