How big is it ? And do you know what type it is? Has it already budded up for bloom?
It is 12-15' tall .. and yes it is budded now. It was originally planted 15yrs ago
no idea on the type .. picture helpful ?
I think transplanting a dogwood of that size is a dicey proposition because of their very spreading root system. I would definitely not do it now with the tree in bud and strongly suggest consulting with a good arborist. He or she may recommend root-pruning now to help prepare the tree for a move next winter.
I figured it would be risky, but worth the try over making it into firewood :)
I encourage experimentation in the garden....but I agree with Douglas: moving it now is too problematic to try. If it MUST go now, firewood is probably the better use.
there is no must... but also dont feelt it is worthy to hire/pay to save it. It 's base is 5-6' from another dogwood, and several large gardenia shrubs which are 5' tall alone! My reason for moving is pure asethetics -- it is growing at a 20 degree angle on a sloped yard.. it looks silly!
Then you have nothing to lose by trying (although it would be much easier to move gardenias, and you might want to have a word with whomever planted dogwoods 5 feet apart).
Joining the chorus BeckySue. I think you would need a tree spade to have much luck getting that big baby moved, and still would be a improbable success story.
Everyone here is singing the same tune ;). My dear husband is a pro at taking stuff down.. Thereafter there is no telling, haha. I admire him for entertaining the possibility, but here it clearly is not a viable option. We have a fire pit in the back yard.. So not a complete loss!