Replanting Nothofagus antartica

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peter hennessy asked 9 years ago

The above tree, southern beech, was blown over a year ago. Its about 4 to five meters tall. I pulled it back up and staked it firmly. Its growing quite well but recently the tie broke. I fixed it I feel without the staked support it will fall over again. Can I dig it up and replant it so that it will have a firmer base? It has a lot of sentimental value as well as being a nice tree.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This tree has a better chance left where it is, than moved. It would be better supported by a tripod of tall slender stakes about 3 metres long, set up wigwam style with the tree at the middle, and tied off about two-thirds way up the tree.

This arrangement allows the tree to move, which is essential for stem development, but supports it too and can be left in place for years as the tree improves its own anchorage.

Clear all grass and weeds to a diameter of two or three metres around the tree stem to encourage vigorous growth.