I need to move an established Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ to another part of the garden. It is circa 9 foot high and the same in width. I think the coming weeks is the best time. Can you advise please of the best way to move it and necessary preparations for the move. Although unusual and possibly not to everybody’s taste I am very fond of it and I am afraid of harmingit. It.has just produced hazel nuts. Would appreciate your help.
Ideally you would dig a trench around it and as gently as possible under cut and lift it into a hole prepared earlier. Make sure the new hole is not too deep as the roots must be set at the same level as now.
It moves quite well, any time when the leaves are off.