Dug out and transplanted this upright red Japanese Maple. The “rootball” needs to be exposed without damaging or losing any stability within the ball itself. Soil is removed from the outside until the center “ball” is reached. Then soil is dug out from the bottom, careful not the disturb the ball from its sitting. Burlap and twine is used to secure the soil in the rootball. The hole is dug at the new location to match the height and width of the rootball, and the tree is transplanted. We used a small tractor to move the rootball, as it was too heavy to lift by hand.