When is a good time to transplant a Japanese Maple?
We have a red JM tree that is four years old. It is 4 feet tall, spreads about 40" but is just planted in the wrong place. (I'm sorry, I don't know what 'type' (name of tree) it is, just know that it is a JM tree). The tree is planted right next to a Red Cedar tree (in a row of Cedar trees along our driveway). The tree is healthy, doing well where it is, but it will get bigger and then become crowded.
The Cedar tree is over 50 years old and huge or I would consider cutting it down and leaving the JM where it is.
Can the JM tree be root pruned and then moved?
Should it be pruned drasticly and then moved?
What is best for this tree so it can be moved?