I hope they have more success than I did.
I tried moving a four-year-old oak tree in my backyard… and failed. Of course, they’ll be using more than just a spade and a burlap sack.
We’ll likely find out over the next few years whether the $300,000 to $400,000 project to move the 250-year-old bur oak tree on the campus of the University of Michigan worked.
The tree is being moved as part of a $135 million, donor-funded expansion of U of M’s business school. The school announced today that the oak will be moved on October 25, weather permitting.
Moving my tree's root ball was hard enough. How in the world will they move a 700,000 to 850,000 pound root ball?
Glad you asked. Here’s a video showing exactly that: