Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:59
Kelly cut it down to 5' or so to give you a "lever" to pull and push your tree. Remove side branches to create a pole.
Dig a trench around your tree and sever every root you see....use secateurs or saw.. Dig under all round. Then pull, push, swear, pull and push and curse some more. Rocking will gradually loosen your tree. If find it great fun ....well, It is when it starts to move.
Afterwards, dig over ground and access any remaining roots and remove them. Dig in plenty of compost, dried manure, etc. and fertiliser like fish blood and bone. Level and rake.
Survey your new planting area and imagine something ??ou really want there