View Full Version : Joshua trees capable of being moved?

02-03-2003, 11:56 AM
A friend of mine is doing the engineer work on a project where over 20 Joshua trees will need to be moved. The Victorville city people have a protocol that my engineer friend considered to effectively say, that the trees would not make it. He would like to contact someone else to see in what way these trees might survive a move. Thanks</p>

05-02-2003, 01:54 PM
Joshua trees can successfully be moved and transplanted. The take rate is somewhere between 50-75%. The trees need to be orientated before you dig them for transplant tie a ribbon knot facing north and when you put them in new locaton make sure that knot faces north. They can get a sunburn if not planted in the same diretion that they were growing. They also take about two years to become established again. Water them from the top down for those two years. A brief shower each morning in the warm months. They absorb the water thru the leaves. They have a very shallow root system and it takes a while to re-root, but it can be done. Any other questions contact us @ www.cactuscactus.com- Cactus Joe`s Blue Diamond Nursery or call 702 875-1968</p>