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Name: Everett N.
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Age: 50s
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Date: 1999-2001 

I have a lot of young, 5-10 year old, Tulip Poplars and am thinking about transplanting some to a more open yard area. What time of the year would be idea? How successfull? Any recommendations?

Spring or fall is best.

Recommendations? Make sure the soil in the intended area is good, and provide ample water when transplanting. Best to do the actual transplanting on a cloudy or even rainy day, try to avoid a hot sunny day.

The trees should not require a lot of care, but make sure you provide water if there is no rain during the summer in a 5 day period or so. Provide occasional fertilizer according to the package instructions ( a product like Miracle Grow works well).

Be patient...I planted 3 trees which were 5 feet tall. Each of them appeared near death as I purchased them as a late summer bargain and planted them in August (not recommended). Each died back to be about one-foot tall, though over the last 6 years each has grown to be over 10 feet tall and the first flowered last summer. If the trees you plant don't do well immediately, be patient, they might still come around.

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Ric Rupnik

Looks like Spring is best according to the following: pifera.htm

Anthony R. Brach

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