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    Quote Originally Posted by mapleyooper View Post
    I was thinking that if I kept them close I could possible fence them for a few seasons and it'd make watering easier. If I let them put on 2-3' or so would it be too late to transplant them again, or am I just making too much work for myself?
    fence would be good but I have had damage from rabbits,woodchucks,beaver, mice,voles,&even vulchers as well as deer. My thought on transplanting is that even if you get it done before they get to large, you'll still damage roots & at the very least stunt growth. It would be work(time) as well. If your not spending much ,$ on saplings that's different. Most of my maple saplings have cost $14.00-$25.00 each. I have planted some free ones, but not many. I have found success just planting some everyyear therefore spreading out the work, & money. Also if you plant then have a record drought it's hard to save them. If there's fewer to water, easier.
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    I grow mine from seed in pots buried in the ground and mulched for year one then trans plant. They do way better when transplanting. I plant them in the fall (late september). And mulch around them for the first year. I don't water them ever if they live they live.
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    Looking to relocate saplings this year. Roughly 6-12" naturally grown at random. Move at anytime ground is thawed or wait til a certain month/specific height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmoremaples View Post
    Looking to relocate saplings this year. Roughly 6-12" naturally grown at random. Move at anytime ground is thawed or wait til a certain month/specific height?
    Move them when the ground is thawed. This will give them time to make new roots to replace the damaged ones otherwise when the trees push leaves there wont be enough roots to support it.
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