Don’s Expert Answers: Cutting the truck off and replanting it tree fern

Question From:
Robert Owers in Mt Warrigal , Shellharbour New South Wales

Nature of problem:
Cutting the truck off and replanting it tree fern

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In the ground

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You sent me very little info Bob. If it grew its trunk relatively quickly, it can’t be transplanted. If it is very slow growing with a soft reddish-brown hairy trunk, it can be transplanted. Cut it off at whatever height you desire and remove all leaves except the curled-up ones in the centre. Dig a hole and plant it. Water it every 3 days or so until it starts growing strongly. Don