can i dig up a pine seedling and transplant

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by jk2, Nov 4, 2005.

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    My neighbor seems to be growing a small forrest of pines here in the city. They will be cutting down most of them, but i was hoping to dig one up and put in a pot and grow until larger and can plant on sons property. I was told that they are like oaks and cant be moved. Any suggestions? thanks
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    A little one should be portable at this time of the year. Bundles of conifers are planted barerooted for reforestation projects, they can't be too fragile.
     
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    well thank you so much!! Now, should i put it into a small pot, or can i put it right away into a large pot where it can grow more freely?? Thanks heaps!
     
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    The bigger the better. Use a coarse, well-aerated mix (potting medium) rather than soil out of the ground.
     

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