Blossoming Crab Apple Tree in the spring

By December 23, 2017Articles

Blossoming Crab Apple Tree in the spring

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Moving a crabapple tree isn’t easy and there are no guarantees of success. However, transplanting crabapples is certainly possible, especially if the tree is still relatively young and small. If the tree is more mature, it may be best to start over with a new tree. If you’re determined to give it a try, read on for tips on crabapple transplanting. When to Transplant Crabapple Trees The best time for moving a crabapple tree is when the tree is still dormant in late winter or very early in spring. Make it a point to transplant the tree before bud break. Before Transplanting Crabapples Ask a friend to help; moving a crabapple tree is much easier with two people. Prune the tree well, trimming branches back to nodes or new growth points. Remove deadwood, weak growth and branches that cross or rub

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