I've got an tree (see this question for ID) which has been planted by the previous owner in a position where it now has outgrown.
I would like to remove it from there and like know what are my options.
Three years ago, when I moved in, the tree was more like a shrub. About 1m high. The first year the winter was quite hard and most of the branches and leaves had died. I thought for good. Then in spring it came back to life. New growth showed up. The last two years the winters were quite mild and thus it grew on and on.
Now it is 3-4 meter high and the main stem is about 8 cm thick at the bottom and it doesn't fit anymore in the place where it is now.
Here are the options I'm currently thinking of and I hope to pick the right one with your help.
Cut - shred - compost it If this option turns out to be the best one I'd like to know what to with the roots, leave or dig it out?
Cut and cultivate as a shrub When to cut, how much and what are the risks?
Dig it out and put it into another place My favorite. What do I need to take care of if this is a possible way? My soil is relatively heavy clay, how will this have influenced root-growth regarding spread and deepness? I surely will harm some roots, how much do I need to cut back the tree in its new position and when to cut back? What is the right position for this tree? Will it work on the south-east-border of a wooden area?