Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’

(Question)

I have a twelve year old beech tree and from what I can tell, it’s a Fagus Sylvatica Tortuosa. I am moving from Richmond Hill to Toronto at the end of June and I am wondering if I can move it. I guess I’d need a professional arbourist to do it. Would it survive? Thank you!

(Answer)

Beech trees are very beautiful. Ideally trees of that type should be moved during periods where they’re not actively growing. The most ideal times would be fall or early spring when the tree is dormant.

It is possible to move trees in the summer but there’s more risk involved in the tree becoming damaged or dying. A professional arborist would take extra steps in preventing the tree from dying of desiccation (drying out) during and after the transplant process. Best of luck in your move!