Hello, I have two 70’ tulip trees in my yard. I noticed a young tree growing...

Asked July 13, 2020, 7:21 AM EDT

Hello, I have two 70’ tulip trees in my yard. I noticed a young tree growing that must be moved it’s 26” tall. Can it be moved? And what is the best time of the year? Thank you

Oakland County Michigan

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Moving a tree is best done in early spring prior to when it is growing. Loss of roots is always a shock to the plant and would recover best from this if moved while dormant in early spring. Tulip trees, also called yellow poplar are actual in the Magnolia family and plants in this family tend to have fleshy roots that do not do well when moved in summer or fall. Best moved in spring.