Thursday May 19, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Today I decided to tackle digging out the little olive tree I wanted to remove and give to my brother to plant if he wanted it.
Big bar for leverage
Too heavy to lift
I had to move around the tree with the blocks and break it loose in each spot until I could tip it over which took a bit of time as I still had a couple roots on the bottom attached which I had to break and eventually got the tree turned over but not out of the hole as it was too heavy for me to lift. I got the water hose out for the next step.
Getting it out of the hole
It took some time but I sprayed the root ball until I had most of the dirt out of it to lighten it up some. It was still pretty heavy and I could barely more it out of the hole. I had to roll it around and work it into a spot I could roll it out of the hole.
It was too heavy for me to drag out of there so I figured my quad runner would do the trick so I got it out with a piece of rope and hooked the tree up. It went pretty well except when the tree’s root caught on a narrow gate I had to drag it through.
That took most of the day with all the breaks I took. Sure got some good exercise doing that.