Our plum tree died this winter:( It was nice little tree that welcomed us to our new home by bearing lovely little plums. But over the winter, something chewed it up and there was a big crack in the trunk. So, DH and DS2 spent the morning cutting off the branches until they had just this part of the trunk.
This is where a pickup truck comes in handy. And tow hooks and a tow strap.
And a driver, accompanied by his little sister/navigator.
Give a firm, but careful tug. . .
Dig a little more dirt out. . .
Thar she blows! . . . oh, dear. . . we'll fix it Mom, promise.
And they did. And we found a lovely little peach tree to take the place of the little plum tree.
A strong teenager comes in handy.