If a tree is uprooted, it is common for severe root damage to occur. The trunk and crown can also be badly damaged. For this reason, many uprooted trees pose a challenge when it comes to replanting. You see, tree root systems spread vast and wide beneath the ground, which is essential for water and nutrient dispersal. Trees in close proximity may even fuse together and share root systems. So you can only imagine how difficult it is for a tree to survive once its roots have been severed. But that is not to say that replanting an uprooted tree is unattainable. Under favorable circumstances, replanting and healthy growth is possible! You just have to be careful of transplant shock.
If a large tree is uprooted, it is highly unlikely it can be saved. As mentioned, root systems grow vast and wide, and once severed, it can be a challenge to supply the tree with enough food and water for it to survive. Not only that, root systems for large trees also double as an anchor, keeping the tree in place and upright in the ground. Replicating these conditions is virtually impossible with large trees. Instead, you will need professional tree removal services to have the fallen tree removed, safely.
Smaller trees have a higher chance at survival after replanting. That is because they are lighter in weight, so the intact root system is easier to replant and will hold the tree in place. Also, smaller trees have a less invasive and complicated root system, so they can be regrown quickly and capable of providing the tree with sufficient food and water. For optimal growth and results, intensive and routine tree care is necessary for any small, uprooted tree that has been replanted.
Contact a licensed tree care company for professional assistance with replanting uprooted trees. They retain the proper knowledge, training, tools, and resources to safely replant, remove, and relocate trees of any size.