How hard was it transplanting those? I could use some twenty foot trees to block the eyesore next door.:sad:
I took a large steel bar after digging around the tree to get leverage to pull it out. I then took burlap sack and wrapped the entire rootball and tied that off at the trunk, be sure that there is enough soil inside. This is the best time of year as the trees are just near out of the dormate season. After you bring them home dig a good size hole, stand it straight, use stakes on 2-3 sides to stabalize it from the high winds until the roots are well established, then use a root stabilizer mix to help get the roots going. I added a drip system of two drips per tree that have the drips set at 2 gallons per hour. That is 4 gallons per hour with two per tree. Water (when irigation comes back on) for 15 minutes a day at that zone. I tied into a zone but used a 25 psi regulater before going to the drips. Last thing is I want to place ground cover down. The whole project is not that hard, but time consuming.
I placed a wanted add on Craigslist that reads, "wanted free trees, I will remove them from your yard". I had a few people reply and the lady I got them from just bought their home and is completely remodeling the back yard. She said take them out or we are going to cut them down and kill them. She also has 15-20 rose bushes I am getting Sunday. My wife said she wants those so I guess I know what I am doing on Sunday
The Cedar trees I took are at least 20 years old and maybe 25 years. They will create some shielding for my detached shop. Looks good too.
Hope that answers your question.