Anyway she was suffering on that spot so I asked her for permission to move her. Solid ground, no goats or bears ( In the fenced yard). It would be such a better spot for her....and it would open up the back of the property beautifully. So, how do you upright, and dig out the roots of a tree this Big.
Well, I have a hernia and my wrist has been hurtin for a few days... (tend to work beyond physical limitations sometimes/often... trying to do this less often.....
So since uprighting that tree and basically pulling it up was a tad beyond my limitations, I put my trusty comealong to work, with a couple of heavy duty crane belts and a sturdy cherry tree....
Lookin at the back side of the house from where I was digging
Filled in the hole and tipped the wheelbarrow down, put the root ball in the wheelbarrow and tied the tree to the handle of the wheelbarrow.
Put in a fence post to strap the tree to until it gets good and rooted.