Fall or spring to transplant Sassafras albidum
I have found a small seedling around 1-1.5 feet tall in an unmaintained part of our property. I have heard sassafras has fleshy roots and is sensitive to transplant but I am pretty sure I can get most of the roots with this little one.
Which season would be better to dig it up and transplant it?
It is starting to a little puny like most everything else around here and I think I am going to start watering it until we get some rain. Since I will be watering the baby, at any time before it is dug, should I sever any of the outer roots to promote more root growth towards the center of the tree?