well to make a longer story short I knocked all the old honey locust out of my back yard. orginally I had three left for shade. but as you all know locust is not good anyhow. we pushed em out yesterday afternoon and hopefully this will be the last time I have to plant grass and fix the ground back to decent shape. dad said about getting some shade trees and planting back there. like the ones that you see in the commercials. I would really like to transplant a white oak that is growing in a area that it is not needed. the year I moved into the place I am living at now I noticed a little foot tall white oak that was growing at the base of one of my porch posts. I figured a rabbit or deer would have had it nipped off quick being that low but guess what it grew. now I have a white oak that is about ten foot tall. I want to transplant this to the back yard. but I was wondering do any of you guys know how big the root ball might be? and when would be the best time to transplant it? I was thinking late winter or early next spring but I am not sure. any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. if you guys do not think it will transplant well being that tall and that far along i might as well pull it out now because it is starting to become a problem. I just do not want to go through the trouble moving it and then killing it. and if you guys do not think it would be worth it what is a decent tree that I can put in there? I was thinkin about putting in either a black cherry tree or some kind of fruit trees but not sure. I would really like something that is gonna grow quick and have something that would provide a canopy for shade but not sure if that will happen. any thoughts?