Transplanting young wld woods trees
I have been working on the back 40 and found a couple of nice little trees that would look nice in the front of the house. If possible I would like to transplant them, as by the time they became of any size the Cleveland pear trees that are currently there would probably have died and need to be replace.
Other than they are nice little trees they are also free for the labor of moving them. Would the effort be worth while?
The trees in question:
There are two holly one is about 2' and the other is about 3'. They do not appear to be sucker growth on an old root system.
The others are Oaks.
There are a couple that look like first or second year growth from seed, and are about 14 inches tall. Again they do not appear to be from an old root system
There is one about 5' tall that I would really like to move, but don't want to put in the effort if it will not survive.
We are about 25 miles east of Raleigh NC in a with a clay soil that is about 10 to 15% quartz rocks.
Have you any experience in transplanting a woods tree of this size?