Will my olive trees survive if uprooted this time of year?
Hi All, Im hoping a green fingered wizz might be able to answer my query. I have about 50 Olive trees, but I need to make room for building a small dog kennels & cattery business. So I was planning to remove about 20 olive trees which are around I guess 25 years old. I am not sure how to remove them, or indeed what to do with them once removed. A friend said that he thinks they may not survive if removed after March, but that was the extent of his knowledge. In a perfect world, I would like to say to a nursery or similar, I have 20 trees, if you want them you must collect & remove them. Although before I go traipsing around Le Marche with my not so good Italian language, I thought I would ask if anyone has experience in this kind of thing. I guess my main queries are, 1) How hard is it to successfully uproot them & an idea of the process, 2) What time of year it should be done 3) Is there much demand for them, & if so, by whom & are they worth much. Any pointers in the right direction would be great, as it would be a pity to just kill them if they can be found a home & earn me some money towards the kennels at the same time. Many thanks in anticipation. Dan