There are a lot of reasons why you would want to move a tree. It may have been planted too close to your house or other trees, and now has overgrown its space. You might be doing some renovations that include putting something else in the spot where the tree you want to move is. Or, maybe you are moving to a new house and wish you could take your prized tree with you. Wjatever your reasons may be, it’s good to know that you can safely remove a tree with a few basic steps. First thing that you have to do is Gather what you need. These are the things we suggest to have in handy: a tarp, a sharp shovel, a mulch and a watering hose. Then, you have to check if the timing is right. In most of the States, the best time to move and plant a tree is early spring. You can also do it in the fall if not possible during spring. Never move a tree during summer because the heat will further stress the plant. When in doubt, call an agriculture college or a local nursery. In moving a tree, it is important to give some consideration on how much sun or shade and water or dry soil your particular tree will require. Also, make sure to give enough space away from walls or other plants so it can stretch out and grow. Your new holes should be twice as wide as the tree’s root-ball. Don’t loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole. Pile up the soil on one side of the hole as you dig. Once your new hole is ready, you can now dig up the tree. This must be done carefully so you minimize the harm to the tree’s root system as much as possible. Place your tarp near the tree and start digging about 3 feet away from the tree trunk base. Drag the tarp with the tree on it to the new hole, then gently slide it into the hole. Make sure to check it frequently and water as needed.