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I would like to detach this orchid, how, when

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    This dendrobium in flower has to be relocated, as the tree is coming down. When can I move it and will it survive? Any help?

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    that is going to be a tough one. I assume each and every root is adhered to the tree bark. Is there a chance that the person taking down the tree can cut a slab out of the side of the tree with the orchid attached prior to felling the tree? That would be the best option. The next best option is to remove the orchid. This would be difficult without damaging all the roots. I would think that the best time to try it is at the time of new growth starting but prior to the new growth developing new roots. This would be most damaging to the orchid but there would be a chance of survival.

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    If your dendrobiums do like Encyclia tampensis here, they develop a matted root mass with dirt and debris that adheres to the bark. If you give a good tug it may all come down in one bunch. If not ask the gentleman to cut a wedge out, knock the bark off the solid wood and tie all that to a new tree's trunk. If it is cold, or going to be cold, keep the hunk in a warm area sitting on top of some wood until spring comes along and you can reattach it to a new tree. Plants that have been growing outside are very hardy and you shouldn't have too much trouble storing it as long as you put a fan nearby to keep air movement going. Those are some gorgeous dendrobiums...very nice!

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    Thank you Ron. We will try when we see new growth beginning. I will try to put off the removal for some weeks.

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    I'm with Ron on this one - Good luck with the venture

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    Yes, Ron makes a good point. I hope it goes well.

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    take a hammer and chisel and work welll...orchids are tuff....they will not be harmed much...dont be too worried...i have done it millions(ok not millions) of times from old wood mounts or when cleaning up a neglected greenhouse....if you cannot wait and the plant must be relocated now...chiel away

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