Re: Moving a tree - advice sought

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I planted 2 apple trees last spring (2 year olds, a james greieve and granny smith), they have taken really well. Im now moving house. Is i worth taking them with me or just starting again with new ones
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gasdoctor wrote:

Starting with new trees, you may actually have better results. Trees bought at a nursery were grown and then dug specifically for replanting. The trees you have in the ground are less likely to survive moving.
If you are selling the old house, be sure the buyer signs a release before you remove any shrubs or trees. In most cases, what is growing in the ground belongs with the property.
If you were renting, anything you planted belongs to your landlord. This is the same as any permanently installed fixtures inside the house (e.g., chandelier, built-in oven). Get a signed release before you remove any plants.
Notice that I did not say you absolutely cannot remove plants. I merely indicated that you need to protect yourself against legal claims on those plants. Also, I did not say moved trees will not survive at all. I merely said that they are less likely to survive than newly purchased trees.
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