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    Heavy equipment relocating an oak tree - GIF


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    Now, that is a coordinated exercise.

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    It is a shame the tree will probably be dead in 3 to 4 years
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    If they keep it watered heavily for the first 6 months or so it will put out new roots. But it is quite a trauma to a large tree to move it. I agree if insufficient attention to the details is what happens it's only a matter of time.

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    We have a local nursery that moves huge trees all the time and they are still in business after fifty years, so I guess there is a right way to do it.

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    Apparently the move so far has been successful from what I've read about it, the tree was relocated in 2012
    https://www.treehugger.com/culture/c...-oak-tree.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Apparently the move so far has been successful from what I've read about it, the tree was relocated in 2012
    https://www.treehugger.com/culture/c...-oak-tree.html
    The url ...treehugger... flipped my sensitivity switch, which normally is locked-out and tagged in the OFF position.
    The final paragraph offered here in quotes, copy/ pasted directly contains a sentiment I've italicized which far too few attach meaning these days.
    "After all, old trees like this one are important for far more than just offering cool shade on a hot day -- they serve to keep a purer measure of time amidst all of our fickle modernity, and their silent witness to history will no doubt speak more fondly to our future than any crowded street they might be felled for."

    There is an age group that no longer cares for antiques. The generation who raised them tossed valuable furniture and so on, replaced by pressed wood, so the market and appreciation will continue to degrade for sometime. Then it will be rediscovered as something special.
    Preservation and re-utilization efforts suit me at many levels. Doesn't matter much; old Niagara shears, oft modded HF tools, my 95 Buick, our 1902 Colonial Revival home, it's hard to care about one without seeing the connection to other objects.
    Egg salad is one thing; walnut, leather, plaster, cast iron, black & white photography, distinct old trees earned their place and deserve to remain.
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    Hard for me to even imagine the equipment and knowledge, that would need to be pulled together, for an effort like this to even be possible — let alone succeed.

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    Just getting two backhoe operators to sync would be hard.



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