[Originally posted in another thread] If the tree is routinely getting scorched then I would think it's routinely getting stressed. Move it once more, it may be a little stressful for the tree (likely more stressful for you) but it will only be the once rather than routinely. And it's a good time right now to be moving - I just relocated a few the weekend before last. And you'd be surprised at the size of trees you can move. I got a Fireglow with over an eight inch caliper last winter that had been in someone's yard for many years. It took a backhoe to get it out but it transplanted just fine. You tree isn't nearly that size. With the help of one man, I've moved trees your size many times with good results (and I'm a girl). Should you decide to proceed, this is how I have moved my trees (with a helper): Dig a trench around the rootball until you get to the bottom of it and can get a shovel under the tree Get the tree loose in its hole and gently shake dirt off the roots at the edge to reduce weight (with your fingers) Slope the side of the hole from which you'll be dragging the tree Get a tarp and roll (not fold) from one edge until 1/2 the tarp is rolled up Tilt the tree (this is where help is really useful) Shove the rolled portion of the tarp under the tree, being sure to get past the midline of the rootball Tilt the tree the other direction (remember to thank the helper) and unroll the tarp Now the two of you can use the tarp to pull the tree out of the hole and the tarp will help keep the rootball intact. Further, you can drag the tree across a lot of lawn to get to the next hole. Good luck.