I bought this yew last fall with dozens of other trees. $20 I think. I started bare rooting it at 3:00 today and my wife was a little pissed that I didn't look close to being finished at six. I was supposed to make dinner. This was a mildly root bound tree. It was slow going, rake the roots, cut the big roots, rake some more, cut roots, rinse etc etc. it was knarly under there. A dead plant that had wrapped itself around and through out the pot was particularly annoying to deal with.
Now I have a year to think about styling it.