'Fall transplanting' vs. 'Spring transplanting'
The "planting" thread was interesting, but I'm not sure the info there applies to digging out and transplanting trees.
I have some 4-5 year old trees and shrubs that need to be transplanted to various locations in the yard. Plants include Cornus alternifolia, Cornus racemosa, Corylus americana, a Washington hawthorne, and others. They are becoming pretty overcrowded. I will attempt to include as much roots/soil as possible during trasplanting.
What do you recommend for fall transplanting? It has cooled down some and we are getting a lot more rain now. Transplant now? Do I wait until the leaves drop? Or is it preferred to wait until Spring?