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Liquidambar Styraciflua 'Festival' Tree transplanting question (Southern California)

Liquidambar Styraciflua 'Festival' Tree transplanting question (Southern California)
Posted by: Juan (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2018 21:46

Hello arborist experts! I have a question regarding a young liquidambarStyraciflua 'Festival' Tree tree I have (7 feet tall). I live in Oceanside, California (San Diego North County), ZONE 10. Bought the tree last year from the nursery and I planted it in my front yard. Tree is doing great, only I think its too close to the house (its about an 8 feet distance from the house). I read a few horror stories on here and some other sources, saying liquidambar roots are pretty invasive and the foundation of the house might at risk in the future. Have two questions:

1)Do I need to move my tree? I could be moving it to my back yard, where it would be around 25 feet from the house.
2) If the answer is yes, and I need to move it: When is a good time to transplant it? As mentioned, I am in Oceanside, CA, from what I was able to find out, Zone 10. Do I move it now when its about to enter the dormant season? (starting fall...) or more like early spring?

Any feedback you can provide is HIGHLY appreciated. I love my tree and I dont want to kill it. Thank you so much!!!!

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