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Transplanting – Should You Reduce Top Growth?

When transplanting trees, shrubs or perennials you tend to damage the root system. Common advice suggests that you should reduce the amount of top growth to match the root loss. This reduces the ratio of leaves to roots, and helps keep the plant in relative balance, making it easier for the plant to recover from transplant shock.

Is this sound advice? Does it apply to all kinds of plants?

tree roots

Abstract painting of tree roots by Robert Pavlis

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