Tisha said: with Deb. Why do you want/need to move the maple entrenched in cedar roots? Won`t that take `equipment` to move?
Bonehead said:Sounds like a re-do for that whole area, always fun. In which case, moving your smaller maple is do-able. You could dig it out, ball and burlap it or put into a large pot, do all your other landscaping, and plant it out again. They are really resilient plants. I think the main thing is to keep the water flowing to it. What is your time frame for removing the cedar? That will be a big change - you might want some time to park yourself in a chair and cogitate once it's gone. Replace with another big tree? Smaller but more trees? Shrubs? So many options. Where does your prevailing wind come from? And how will the cedar removal affect your sun? Random thought: turn your cedar into a totem pole. @Pistil could you post a pic of your oh-so-beautiful fish sculpture?