When Is The Best Time To Transplant Cedar Trees

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In most cases, this is a good time to transplant cedar trees in the spring when the weather is warmer and the ground has thawed. However, planting in early winter can also be beneficial if you live in an area that experiences freezing temperatures during late fall until early spring. Before digging up your tree from its current location, take a few pictures of where it was planted and mark it with stakes or string so you know exactly where to dig next year! The ideal time range for transplanting varies by species but generally starts at about 2-3 weeks after budbreak (the start of new growth) through about 3-4 months after leaf drop (the point when last leaves fall from shrubs). After leaf drop, plant spacing should be approximately 6 inches apart each way. For more information on proper spacing guidelines for different species see our article: How Wide Should You Plant Your Cedar Tree?