Arbutus: Arbutus-transplant?

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Unregistered-Sharon, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. A friend of mine mentioned that he understood that it was illegal to transplant an Arbutus tree. Is that true and, if so, why is that?
  2. If a municipality or other entity actually has such a prohibition it would be for the purposes of conservation.

    Tiny plants with intact rootballs may shift, there is also supposed to be a good take from larger plants defoliated, barerooted and lifted at the end of winter, potted and put into a humid greenhouse to recover. Otherwise, Arbutus menziesii is expected to be quite difficult to transplant.

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