Also, mark the trunk where it meets the soil.
Oct 19, The Root Assassin Shovel is a garden shovel with serrated edges that will cut through roots. It is a great garden tool for digging up trees, shrubs and bushe. Mar 23, Use a sharp shovel, such as a spade- this set from Martha's collection has everything you'll need for the job (, shrubremover.bar)- to dig up the roots, but remember"they are not as deep as the plant is tall." Uprooted trees, shrubs, and plants should be disposed of in the same manner as your regular yard waste.
Oct 27, JR, The No BS Gardener, shows you how to properly dig and burlap a tree or shrub to transplant. Prune off any dead branches, and remove any damaged leaves.
With a Spade Shovel or Transplanter, dig around the base off the plant at least 3 inches from the base of the stem - for larger plants start 6 to 10 inches from the bases, going slowly so that you don't damage the root zone. Dig out further if you hit roots.
Mar 01, Use a Matlock and metal fence pole that used to remove concrete post. It's possibly never the best time to remove a shrub but when I have planned it I will remove most of the soil around the shrub to expose the roots just before the offset of winter.
Fill in the hole.
Cut in to as much of the roots as possible and then leave over winter. Look for a shovel with a wide lip on the top edges so you can easily push down on the shovel with your foot for deeper digging. Remove as much dirt from the top and sides of the root as possible.