This method works great for trees that a vehicle can't get to.
When there's vehicle access the A-Frame method of tree moving works great . Manual methods work okay for small trees. But I have ten biggish fruit trees to move with no vehicle access. New methods are needed.
This is big heavy stuff. It can fall and crush heads and bodies.
Ropes under tension can snap and fly a long way.
I've seen it happen. It can cause great damage to people and property.
I saw a broken rope fly through a car breaking back window and windshield. It sounded like a gun.
Don't hurt your back. Trees grow much faster than a back can heal.
Step 1: Or rather, Ancient ones...
This image is supposed to be from Samuel Hayes c.1794 but I can't find it in the book.
Exposing the roots and taking as many as you can with you can be a good thing, but don't let them dry out for very long.