transplanting a yaupon holly

I have a weeping yaupon holly next to my entryway - it is too close to the house and either will have to be frequently pruned, ruining the shape of it, or transplanted. Frankly, I am afraid it is too big for me to transplant without killing it. The base of the trunk is probably 2.5 inches across and it is about fourteen feet tall. But it hasn't spread out too much yet and if needed it could be pruned some. Are these fairly easy to transplant or not?
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timorous barghest Wrote:

You might consider pricing what it would cost to replace it at the siz it is now as opposed to hiring a pro to move it. I would think that th two greatest considerations would be the weight of the rootball once du and the fact that the bark tends to be thin and easily damaged so i would need extra protection when moving and digging. You could roo prune it now and move it late next winter. Here's some sites tha should be helpful. http://tinyurl.com/4mkhg http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG089 http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WO017 http://tinyurl.com/6ew9z http://tinyurl.com/6xcsy http://tinyurl.com/546wx http://tinyurl.com/6tzo2
Scroll down here to #11 for video on root pruning. Also lots of othe helpful stuff on this page. http://tinyurl.com/5f5yl
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