A few streets away, the homeowner said that if I can dig up and move the oak tree pictured below then it is mine. I would love to have this tree in my yard. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but this tree is a solid 15 ft tall. It may be upwards of 20 ft, it's hard to tell.
Also, the homeowner said this is a "live oak". What does that mean? If it matters, I live in coastal North Carolina.
Would a normal person like me with a shovel be able to dig up this beautiful oak tree and move it a few streets down to my house and transplant it in my yard? What would the process be to do this?
Click on the picture for a closer view.