How to transplant and train a tree in a bad location. . .
So, even though no one answered my pepper or succulent questions, I am going to see if the third time is the charm or if I should just give up on this site. :( Anyway, I have a large cocktail fruit tree in my backyard that has been severely neglected. When I went to take a closer look at it, I found another tree behind it. It is supposedly an apricot tree, but I don't care if it is or isn't, I just really like the pink flowers it makes. So, I thought I'd transplant it to a better spot where it wasn't trapped mostly in the shade of the cocktail tree. Well, here are the problems. First, it is all tangled up with vines. I cut them away from the branches, but the roots of the tree and the vine appear to be all in the same place. Second, when I began to check out the base of the tree, I realized it appears to be attached to a large, rotten stump. I think that they ground down a stump to put something else in, but this tree volunteered. So, it curves out and up from its root system. Third, it is very close to a wall. So, how do I dig it out without hurting it/removing too much of it's root system? How much of it's roots do I try to save? It is about 4 - 5" in diameter - is it too late to train it to grow straight? Finally, how do I get rid of this vine before I transplant it? Do I dig them both out completely and go to town untangling the roots? Any and all advice is appreciated. Thank you.