Yardadori project here from a beginner. Dug up an ornamental pear from someone who wanted it gone. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much of a root ball, the soil was very sandy and I got to most of the surface roots which were quite thick and fibrous so I gave up digging further and just used some loppers/tree saw to break it free.
I was hoping to get some advice on where to from here.
1) For any future digs for deciduous species like pear, any tips on how best to ensure survival of the specimen? Or do you guys reckon this guy will probably do okay.
2) Trunk chopping: How best to approach this, how hard (what height), how best not to leave a big scar etc. Any advice would be welcome.
3) As you can see in the picture, its got a pretty unsightly root that curls around on itself at the base. Any tips on how best to address this? Or basically just saw it off?