I came home tonight to find a beloved apple tree lying on the ground. I suspect a bear because I saw one yesterday climbing the same tree trying to get the apples.
The tree appears completely unbroken, except for being horizontal. The roots are a bit pulled out of the ground, but otherwise seem intact.
If I can find a way to raise the tree back to vertical, is it possible to save the tree?
I took a close look and indeed the roots are pretty broken:
It's hard to imagine a break this bad ever mending, but is it possible?