Another thing to consider is where the tree is coming from and where it is going. If you get a tree from southern Michigan and transplant to northern Michigan the change in climates may seem slight to us but to a tree it is huge. Try to find a nursey in the area in which you want to transplant. Also consider the condition from which the tree is coming from. If it is coming from an area that is wide open with no shade try to replicate that on your property. The smallest changes can sometimes have the largest affect on trees. Just my 2cents.