Trees and Shrubs forum→Moving a Red Bud Tree

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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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May 30, 2018 8:04 AM CST
I have a red bud I planted about 3 yrs ago and it is rather good sized now, probably 8 ft tall and wide. I talked the power company into taking down a huge gum tree and the red bud is smack in the way. If I use a tractor to scoop it out and move it to another part of the yard, what are the chances of it doing well? I am afraid it is large enough now that disturbing that much of the roots will kill it. Plus it would have to be done this week and of course its not the right time of the year to do that, been in the 90's here. So should I try it or just pull it out and toss it on the burn pile? If it's feasible, that'd be great, otherwise I don't want to lose a year or two wondering about it when I could just start up a new one, they are fairly inexpensive to get.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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May 30, 2018 8:24 AM CST
I think I would pull it, and start a new one, since as you said they grow very well in MO.
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