Re: Moving a mature Persimmons - advice needed
Yes – an excellent update, thank you. And if the tree was going to be destroyed, defiantly worth the effort to transplant it. My only afterthought is a ‘good pruning,’ to balance the top growth with any root loss…
Just pruned one of mine a day ago, and they’re still a different animal above the ground. I’d be reluctant to do anything drastic, but feel any fruit tree moved as you have should at least receive a good thinning.
Their branches are so temperamental… and ‘heading cuts’ are not very obvious. Maybe cut back some of the uppermost heading limbs and allow the laterals to feed the tree, as it will likely send up several water-sucker shoots that can fill in any loss.
But good work and good luck – and do keep us posted. And they’re slow to leaf out, so be patient