I have a young pine tree ( 10 inches tall ) that has taken up residence next to my driveway and garage. It has survived two Indiana winters and my wife and I have become attached to the little guy. It will not survive where it is. I want to transplant it in my backyard. I have never dug something up and transplanted it. My lawn is organic and I want to plant the tree that as well. I am concerned about doing it though. ( digging it up without damaging the roots, the new hole, size, fertilizer ...) Any thoughts ?
Thanks Paul. I would like to wait until spring but it is already 10 inches tall and right next to my driveway. I am sure some of its roots are under the driveway and I am real concerned about them getting damaged. I have never heard of Alaska fish fertilizer. I take it that does not mean using Alaskan caught salmon. If it is, that poor tree will have to stand in line ( behind me ) to get some ! How deep do roots grow and how deep do I dig the new hole. I have heard that roots are usually twice as deep as the plant is tall. Is that true ?