Transplanting Catalpa tree

A cutting I started (a few years ago) on the "sandy beach" along our creek I just noticed is now a good sized (6-7' or so) Catalpa tree. It would have been better had I done so sooner, I know, but if still possible I'd now like to transplant it elsewhere.

With the area being all sand I doubt I'll have much of a problem digging it up, however, there will also probably be no "rootball" and I'm guessing the roots might have spread out to a wider area.
Is it still possible to transplant it successfully? Any tips (re factors I may not have considered) are appreciated.

Now June, I'm considering only partially digging/exploring, maybe severing some roots and leaving in place till Fall.
Advisable? Other suggestions?


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