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Chinese Pistache

(December 2005)

QuestionI have a Chinese Pistache tree that I planted about 4 years ago. It is now about eight feet tall. I'd read that this tree would have fantastic fall foliage. So far all it has is very dull orange and I'm ready to cut it. My wife would like to try and save this tree by moving it to a less conspicuous place in the yard. Is it realistic to try to move it?


AnswerChinese Pistache trees normally have outstanding red fall foliage. This year has been quite interesting. The fall foliage for many trees was the best ever while others still haven't turned. Our Chinese pistache trees at the office are just now beginning to turn and are a dull orange as well. I am really not sure why they are behind. But to answer your question, trees can be moved, and the dormant season is the best time to do it. Move them between now and late February. There are companies who have tree spades that make the job much easier.

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