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  • Very cool. I had no idea this is possible. That rootball looks shallower than I would expect them to take.

    • Emmaleigh504

      When I was kid a saw a whole show (probably a segment on Sesame Street) on moving a tree. It was fascinating.

  • Any info from the reader on where exactly in SW this is? Why it’s being moved? Where it’s going? I’ve seen this done before, but usually it’s very expensive ornamental trees (like a massive Japanese maple) – not that this isn’t a nice looking tree, but I’m curious why someone is going to such great expense to move this guy.

    • I’m not the OP, but I’m pretty confident the tree is on the grounds of the soon-to-be-razed St Augustine’s Church at 6th & M SW. I don’t know the significance of this tree, but obviously there is something to justify the cost/effort.

      • Well, if it’s on a church property there’s a good possibility that it’s a memorial tree that holds sentimental value to one or more church members.

  • Any info on who the company is that’s doing the moving? I’ve thought about doing this, but didn’t know who would be able to.

  • Very cool. I once saw a huge tree moved… it required a crane and a wide load truck, like the ones they move prefab houses on. You can figure on as much tree beneath the ground as above.

  • austindc

    Damn ents and their moots.

  • Excellent. Why is this not a solution more often?

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