I have 2 pin oaks and one red maple that I need to move as this area will be excavated in 2 weeks.
One pin oak is doing well and the other is not. The red oak is also not doing great as they like more acidic ground. I will be moving these trees to more neutral ground but trying to add some compost to the area to help them along.
I moved an austrian pine today that was 2 feet tall by using the bucket to scoop it up. I do not think it was disturbed much, but these are much larger trees. I bought them for $15 each at an end of year sale about 7 years ago and they have not grown much.
The $100 question is can I move these trees around September 15th while they still have leaves, with my tractor bucket, and keep them alive?