Transplanting A Lemon Tree?

November 8, 2020

There is a beautiful fruitful lemon tree on the lot next door that is up for sale. I am almost positive management will cut it down. Can anyone tell me how and where to cut it so I can replant it?


Thank you.


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It sounds like you mean that you want to move the complete tree to your yard and doing that would depend on several things.
First: you cannot legally touch the tree without express permission from the owners or the real estate agent that is handling the property (preferably in writing).
It's possible the property is listed as such: citrus tree(s) on property.
Now, if someone comes to cut down the tree and they will let you have it then that would be the second way to obtain the tree.

As to actually transplanting it; according to the size, it may be possible to dig it up and move it to a similar spot in your yard. But I'm not sure how you should go about doing this - as to whether you should trim it first or??


I have read several articles about doing this but most were not mature trees.
If you are just wanting some pieces/cuttings off the tree then you can probably do this if you do it in such a manner as to not harm the tree.

It really does not matter which you wish to do it would be a much better idea for you to contact your county extension agency and ask for their advice as they are experts in this type of gardening.
You can contact them and explain what you wish to do and let them give you instructions and when to do this in your area.

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If you are planning on going into the yard and removing the tree that is illegal without the content of the owner. If you can obtain permission to move the tree then this one is good. If you can't I would take some cutting from the tree and start them growing again. I am sure you can ask if you can cut a few branches off the tree so you can start your own. If you have permission come a few of the larger branches around the bottom of the tree.


Now take your knife and scrape off some of the bark. There are products in stores that you can buy to help promote root growth. Drip the branch in this product and plant it in a pot with good pitting soil. The leaves will soon die off or fall off. Soon you should see the new ones growing if the roots have taken. This is easy to do and afterward, when the tree has grown up some and is stronger you can plant this in your yard.

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Transplanting this Lemon tree- if you are in the south you can move, even in the winter. But in cold areas where the ground freezes it is best to transplant in late fall or early spring. Once you you know the perfect season, there are so many factors for this to work.


- The right soil, when to move, prepare, move. Here is more help on this issue - Follow these steps for survival of this tree .

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If you are talking about taking cuttings from the neighbor's lemon tree, take a look at this site: If you intend to dig up the tree to transplant, first get permission from the owner, then look here: Good luck and happy growing !!

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If the lemon tree is on YOUR side of the property line, then how would it be legal for management to cut down the tree? If it is truly on your land, then you should be able to get a legal injunction to keep management from touching YOUR TREE !!!!!



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