I am moving cross-country (Minnesota to northern New York) and want to bring my double-stem, 35-year-old avocado tree with me but it's too big to fit in the car (9 feet tall and 6 feet wide).
If I trim it back drastically now (end of July) will it sprout new growth and become more like a bush? I've put it outside for the summer and there is a LOT of new growth on the smaller branches, which are smooth and green, but not on the trunk, which has rough, brown bark.
Any advice would be so helpful. This tree is like a member of the family and we don't want to leave it behind, but we can't figure out how to move it.