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Transplanting Trees And Vines

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The great difliculty to bo eneonnterec i;i transplanting trees, vines, or plants o niy soit is, that in most instances many of iho roots are sovored from the stom anc are left where they originally grew. lt is el lora practicable to remove all the roots with a tree or bush. In case every littlt to t and rootlet of a tree could be taken up without injury and be tranplantei carefully into a congenial seed-bed, the plant would suffer no perceptible injurj in consequence of renioval. The chiet idea in taking up and transplanting trees Tines, or fltnvering plant?, is to place the roots in their new bed, as nearly as maj Ye practicable, iu the saino position as they grew. The former part of the growing season ís a far better time to transplant anything, than in the late Autumn, for the following reasons : 1. That a tree may endure therigera o "Winter with the least iujury, the roots maat have a vital hold on thu soil. When trees and vines are transplanted in latt Autumn, the roots will have no vital hole en tho soil during the Winter. Henee, the branches must suffer more or less during cold weather, because this vital unión has been severed. 2. Every tree and vine i a tMng o: life. Sap and moisture are constantlj evaporating l'rom the buds, twigs anc branches, even after the gr&"mng scason is ended. Henee, to supply such waste moro or less moisture must be taken up by tho roots and conveyed to the branches, even in the winter. To prove thai there is more or less circulation of the gap during the Winter months, lotalargt, brtuich of a tree be girdkd in late An tunin, suffieiently deep to cut off all the sap-wood, and all above the girdle wil dry and wither before Spring, wliile other branches, notgirdled, will remain green and full of sap. Mutüating the roots operatcs like girdlinj jusfc in proportion to tho extoiit ot the mutilation. If rhe grouud where trees are standing be frozen Bolid and deep tor a long period, the trucs will often be seriously injured by the evapuration of more muisture front the bark and buds than could be supplied by tho frozen roots. By transplanting trees and vinos at the formorpart of the growing season, they will btí required to stand only a few weeks without a vital hold in the soiL The better period, therefore, to remove trees of any sort, either deciduouf, or evergreens, or vines - is ia the foinier part of tho growing season, unless they are taken up with frozen earth. Trees may live and grow sutisfactorily after having been tran.spltmtcd in the late Autum ; yet, the same trees would have sucoeeded still better, if they had been removed in the Spring, before the buds had expanded. -


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Michigan Argus