Is it the right time of year to move a beech tree, it's quite young tree at about 8ft in height. I just don't want to kill it off.
Yes, but could be quite a job. You'll need to dig around the trunk at some distance (use the branches' spread as a guide) to get as much of the fibrous (feed) root as you can. You'll then need to get the spade under to chop through the larger roots which are the anchor ones. Will need to be very well staked, possibly for 2 seasons, until it can anchor itself again.