You will need
  • - seedlings of chestnut;
  • - shovel;
  • water;
  • stimulator of root formation.
Before transplanting chestnut make sure that you have it take root, not to destroy the plant in vain. For example, sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) in vivo is found in the Caucasus and in the South of Europe, therefore it has good winter hardiness, and in the middle lane Russia, it often freezes. Therefore, for planting at his dacha choose the scalloped chestnut (Castanea dentata) of North America. Its fruits are smaller, but no less edible and delicious, he is much better about the cold winter.
Select the appropriate time for planting. The best period for transplanting is early spring or late autumn. In any case, do not replant the chestnut after leafing and budding, as in this case, he will almost certainly die.
Pick a place for chestnut. Note that this is a real tree, reaching 10 to 20 meters in height and occupying a lot of space on the site. Chestnut likes full sun but can grow in partial shade. Preferred loamy, but with the lime content of the soil.
A short young chestnut (not more than 2.5 meters) try to transplant yourself. If possible, replant chestnuts two or three years seedlings, as at this age they take root better. To do this, dig up the sapling, keeping a large earthen of at least 60h60h60 cm, for an adult tree whom should be comparable to the crown.
For transport and storage wrap by burlap or polyethylene to preserve the moisture of the earth. Remember - the faster you drop a chestnut into a new place, the more chances he has to successfully take root.
Dig a hole in a new place, put inside a fertile land for a large tree you should also create a drainage layer of gravel and sand. Then put the chestnuts so that the root neck was above ground level. Try to keep the previous orientation of the tree relative to the cardinal directions. Pour the roots of the earth, good pour water with dissolved stimulator of root formation.
Chestnut is very sensitive to drought, so the first year it is necessary to water it very often, and abundantly.