experiment needs input from fellow 'Diggers'
Being a person of modest means and having dug by hand one to many trees (a passion of mine) I decideed to save my back and begin experimenting transplanting mostly established fruit,pine, fir and birch trees using a special type of mechanical "Spading Fork Attacment" that I built for my 3-point tractor. It simply works on a similar principle as a regular hand held spading fork except it has special interchagable elongated tines with attached soil retaining plates and "fins"(for different soil types and root systems), it is large, strong and is operated by the tractors hydraulics. It's cheap to build, faster and works better than a tree spade. A friend of mine moved a small grove of apple and pear trees with it in one afternoon. The following season I was told they all survived and some had fruit. I would like to hear what you think of my experiment. questions/ input please. John