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Lots of ponderosa pine, to move or just down cut down

11 years ago

This is a lot up in Mountain Center, CA (ele. 4600ft, USDA 8b), I believe ponderosa pines are native there. The lot is about 5 acres but half is a rock hill. The other half where I like to build a house are flat but has 50-60 ponderosa pines of varies sizes (see pic).

In order to create a large enough build site, I have to remove some trees. Ideally, I would like to remove the matured ones and move or transplant some younger ones to different part of the lot.

1. How feasible is to move them, do they have deep and wide spread roots?
2. How fast do they grow? Is it more economical just to remove them and plant new ones?
3. If I would to move, move the young ones right? Any guidelines there?
4. Anything else that I need to be aware of?

Thanks guys.

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