Moving my Japanese Maple + ID? (pics)
So this maple is about 6'6" at its highest point. It was here when I bought the house this past October. The previous owners planted it right next to the house for some odd reason so it'll block everything out over time...
I would like to move it to the corner of my driveway by the house to give it plenty of room to grow and look nice upon driving up the driveway as it grows out.
I plan to rototill it's new home with about 6 inches of compost into the existing clay soil. Then after planting it, I'll mulch over the area.
-Does anyone know what type of maple it is?
-When is the best time to move it (Zone 6)?
-How wide should the roots be cut? How deep?
-How wide & deep should the new hole be?
-Should I apply root growth liquid when moving it?
-Should I fertilize the new area (balanced?)?
-What should the PH be in the new area?
Any other tips? I've read many postings on this topic but it's hard to get down exactly what to do...
2 Pics of tree + leaves:
1 Pic of new spot (look at top-right of picture for the rounded section of grass where I'd like to move it to, it's about 20 feet away from the existing spot):