Ask TOH | Moving Trees, Hooking Up a Washer

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of Ask This Old House by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook-up the plumbing to her washing machine.

Transplanting Trees
Roger and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner transplant two trees using two different methods—ball & burlap and bare root transplanting.

Where to find it?
Matt Foti, certified arborist
Matthew R. Foti Landscape & Tree Service, Inc.

Air-Spade (A division of GUARDAIR Corp.)

What is it?
The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.

Where to find it?
Kevin demonstrated an "Air Multiplier™" bladeless fan manufactured by Dyson.

Hooking up a washing machine
Richard helps a homeowner properly hook-up the water supply and drain lines to a washing machine.

Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including copper pipe, soldering equipment, and stainless-steel braided hoses are available at home centers and plumbing supply companies.

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