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Hi everyone!
I have 4 year old mango tree and about 1.8 metre tall, please tell me when and how to relocate the tree from my backyard to the side of my house.
many thanks
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darren1
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21st February 2008 11:13pm
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Peter says...
It is quite easy to transplant mangoe trees. When I have done it I first give it a hard prune back to 3 or 4 main branches. Then I dig a trench about 500mm right around the trunk to about 300mm (that cuts off the surface spreading roots). Then I use a crow bar (maybe a long handled spade will do in loose enough soil) working it into the soil from the trench to beneath the tree; breaking the downward roots and freeing the soil ball. Next you have to lift the soil ball & tree and move it to the hole it will be planted in. The hole should have been filled with water 24hrs before so that a good penetration of moisture into the surrounding ground has occurred. Some seaweed liquid fertiliser into the hole when the water was put in plus over the tree after the transplant will lessen the shock. This procedure has never faied for me and one tree I moved was larger than 1.8m! I have found the mangoe tree to be pretty tough; though it might take some weeks before a new flush of leaves shoot. It is probably not a good idea to do this during the colder half of the year as warmer soil is more likely to stimulate regrowth.All the best.
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22nd February 2008 7:49am
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Anonymous says...
Peter, thanks for your advice. You have made it sounds so simple and easy to follow, I will give it a go. thanks again.

Darren
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Norm says...
I followed your advice and transplanting two mangoe trees that are relatively young and have been grafted.
Unfortunately I can't find liquid seaweed fertilizer - any recommended sources? Also, how often and how much water is recommended? Thank you.

Norm
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26th May 2008 9:10am
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Anonymous says...
Find a root supplement, they do have them there.40 litres 3 times a week.
Try a slow release fertizer for now if you carnt find any.
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Debbie says...
We have a Mango Tree that is at least 12 ft - we have been told that we can move them when they are that big, is this true?? And how?? We would like to save it if we can. (It's right in the middle of our block - where our house is going to go!)
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23rd June 2008 9:43am
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Melinda says...
Hi i brought a 4 year old 1.8 meter mango tree in a pot it was slightly pot bound. I brought it home dug a large deep hole then wet, manured and put in a soil to help break down the clay soil we have in our back yard. I mixed it all together then teased the roots slightly, planted the tree in the late afternoon and have watered it every night. It looked great for the first week but now sadly 3 weeks later the leaves have shriveled up and some are dropping(some leaves still slightly green) most of the branches are still green what can i do to help the mango tree or it it to late any help would be great thanks.
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3rd March 2009 11:21am
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Barbara miller says...
We have a small mango tree it has been in the ground for about 18mths and we want to transplant it is it too late to do that now being spring or is it a good time to do it.
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Barbara miller
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5th September 2009 11:22am
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Rory says...
I have the same situation as melinda, some help would be appreciated
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Gareth says...
Hi I transplanted a friend mango tree from around the corner 1.5 weeks ago following Peter's advice exactly. The tree was about 1.8m tall and looking lush!. the soil we dug it from was used to back fill the hole so hopefully that will help. Its looks very stark after I pruned it.I'll update on how it goes....
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14th April 2010 9:59pm
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Nikki says...
Hi! Hoping to get some advice. We transplanted a mango that's 2-2.5 m high about 3 weeks ago. We've been following all the instructions, but now it seems to be dying. The leaves have turned brown although they are not falling off. Is it just a shock response? Will it come back? Is there anything we should do? Thank you for all your help.
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2nd June 2010 5:10am
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Wayne says...
Hello Nikki
If you are following all the instructions what else can you do? I'm thinking it is the right time of year for you to do this where you are.

Not over-watering it by any chance?

It can de-foliate to a certain extent because the tree will try and establish itself and sacrifice what leaves it wants.

Seasol is a very popular fertiliser many use here when doing this job.

Read this link and see if it helps
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/mango-tree-disease/
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2nd June 2010 3:57pm
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John Mc says...
Hey Nikki,

Wayne is spot on there with his advice. I moved a very large Mango tree back in March this year. It threw a lot of leaves but also kept a lot as well. I didn t prune anything, just moved it as is.
Heres some pics of the move.
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Julia says...
Hi Nikki,

How is your mango tree now? I am going to move a mango tree the same size of yours soon.

Julia
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Ray C says...
Hi John Mc,
Thanks for posting your article on moving a large mango tree. I've a number of large trees like yours I need to move. From the photos, it looks like you cut the roots about 2m from the trunk. How did you break the tap roots (just using the tractor?) If you have any other tips on moving big trees, I'd really appreciate if you could post them.
Ray
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14th October 2010 5:12pm
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mariel says...
can you help me how to relocate mangoe tree from the other area?by the way ,,,i'm mariel...
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Abhimanyu says...
Hello folks,
Were leasing out a space in Chennai to a logistics firm. Its actually quite an old house that they are leasing. But on the private road leading upto the house, bang in the middle, is a massive mango tree. Its been growing for almost 25 years and since they need the road for their trucks, theyre requesting us to chop it down. Ive seen this tree grow through almost all my life and feel saddened that it would have to go. I would like to save the tree but can such a large tree be saved. Your methods are great, mentioned herein, but can they be applied to something so big?
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John Mc says...
Abhimanyu, you have nothing to lose do you really? You being in the northern hemisphere, this month is probably the best month of the year to move it. If you have the ways and means, and it means so much to you, go for it.
With my big mango tree pictured above, 2-6-2010, I had access to a large excavator, this tree was also in the middle of a proposed new road.
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Suhail says...
I have 1 year old grafted mango tree in my apartment and now the association says that I need to move the mango tree as there are drainage pipelines.

Please advise as I have lost 1 mango tree already by moving the place
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Markmelb says...
I suspect its not too big yet to grow in a large pot - try 430mm first - then in a couple years put in a 500mm pot with extra holes drilled for drainage.
i have a couple doing ok in 500mm pots. Stops roots getting too vigorous too = make sure its on a paver or roots will grow into ground.Use Premium potting mix.Not your dirt plant is in the ground with.
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17th April 2017 3:22pm
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