Moving fruit tree from ground to pot with house move?
I'm moving house shortly from a house with a large garden to a house with a much smaller courtyard garden. The only plant I want to take with me is an apple tree (Keswick Codlin). It's been in the ground for two years just about. I want to take it with me as it was a wedding present. This has been detailed in the contracts, the buyers know and are fine with it. How well would my tree fare being dug up and moved? As my new garden is small with minimal growing space could the tree be planted in a (very big) container and not die? For the most chance of success should I hire a professional gardener or a tree surgeon to dig it up and put in a new pot for me? Any help and advice very much appreciated. This tree means a lot to me and can't bear the thought of leaving it behind.