We would never normally recommend moving a mature fruit tree as the risk of damage and the introduction of disease is so great that there is a good chance they will die, not to mention the huge logistical exercise involved in moving a mature tree—they’re very heavy! But now we’re re-thinking this position, after finding this article in The Weekly Times Farmers’ Handbook (3rd edition, published we think around 1942), which makes it sound positively easy.

Read the article in Autumn – Week 11.