I moved that redbud maybe 7 years ago. It was a couple of sticks attached to a couple of trunks. Hard to move supposedly. Didn't use any equipment other than a shovel, and a tarp to drag it over to its new home. Tucked it in under a maple which can't be the best idea. Dug a big hole but didn't set it too deep because in this clay, you can put it in a hole and watch it slowly rot, no perc. Left an opening on the downhill side of the hole so water could drain out, filled that trench with stone. I'm remembering it's root system being a good sized taproot with a bend, a few straglers and a short prayer. It took a couple years to start to look like it took hold. I'm so darn happy, it gives a nice start to the spring. I hope it lasts many more years.
-------------------- Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City