Transplanting pinon pines

Asked September 23, 2018, 6:56 AM EDT

We are building a home and there are many small pinons we would like to save before construction. It is late September. We have alkaline clay soil.

What is the recommended way to transplant a pinon?
What watering schedule should we follow?

Bernalillo County New Mexico

1 Response

Thanks for your question. I recommend that you contact Doug Cram, with New Mexico Cooperative Extension. He works on fire and forestry. Here is a link to his website -

His email address:
Office Phone: 575-646-8130

Feel free to contact me, if you do not receive a response from Prof. Cram.