The tree transplanter is positioned in an up-right position with blades raised and gate in an open position from centrally located hydraulic valve bank.
 The tree transplanter is positioned in an up-right position with blades raised and gate in an open position from centrally located hydraulic valve bank.
 With blades up and gate open the entire unit is backed into position.
 The tree transplanter is positioned so that the tree is equidistant from each blade prior to closing the gate.
 The gate is closed and locked hydraulically.
 The entire unit is lowered to the ground and insertion of the blades into the ground one at a time hydraulically is about to begin. The operator maintains full control of the entire operation from one centrally located control point.
 Insertion of the blades to their fullest depth completes the cycle. At this point, stabilizers are lowered and vertical extraction of the ball and tree is completed.
 The spoon shaped blades are inserted into the ground along a curvilinear track forming a totally enclosed pod of roots and soil.
 After the tree is raised vertically from the ground the tree is tilted into a horizontal position. The stabilizers are raised and the tree is ready for transporting to it’s new location.