Tree Spading Process
Greeno Tree Spade Services has one of the only 94" tree spades in the New England area. The tree spade gives us the opportunity to move a large solid root ball, which means less transplanting shock to the tree. We also have a 40" spade on our New Holland skid steer loader with rubber tracks. These tracks give a wider footprint and provide us the opportunity to protect most surfaces and lawns with minimal damage.
Transplanting or relocating trees needs to be done with care and precision. We will evaluate the landscaping site and determine the best solution for your tree’s needs. All the necessary materials and equipment to gain access, transport, plant and backfill will be provided by Greeno Tree Spade Services. We also call in Dig-Safe to survey the property to ensure that the underground utilities are properly marked.
We provide customized tree boxing and encapsulation services with boxes we build ourselves. In some hand dug trees of larger size, sometimes it is necessary to box the root ball for transport. Using a proprietary ratio, we calculate the measurements of the tree, the condition of the soil and the climate of your location to determine the material and dimensions of the box.
Then, we build the box at your site, so that all tree measurements and soil assessments are 100% accurate. This not only ensures that the tree will fit seamlessly into the box, it also significantly increases the chances that it will survive the move – and thrive in its new location.
To minimize shock to the plant, we may recommend root pruning. Pruning the roots will encourage the plant to produce a flush of new feeder roots. The goal is to allow the plant to develop new feeder roots within the zone of the new site. This will reduce the amount of transplant shock the plant experiences. Before root pruning we will consider the size of the root ball that will be moved. Minimum root ball sizes for specific plant sizes are taken into consideration. The greater the root ball diameter, the more roots will be included in the move to insure that the tree will survive in its new surroundings.