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Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:19 AM

Friend of mine sent me this link. Amazing what the right equipment with skilled operators can do.

Being in the nursery business, I thought this was pretty cool. Not garden tractor related.....but still impressive.



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Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Wow! That's cool!

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:32 AM

That was an impressive feat! They did a great job. Thanks for the link!

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:43 AM

That is neat and all but when it is all said and done it is still just a tree. With a bad economy and cities raising taxes on people that cannot afford to pay them the city decided to spend the taxpayers hard earned money on a tree. Hummmmmm. Hope the tree can bring in enough revenue to pay for the move.
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 11:00 AM

I'm with you wagon....

The root ball doesn't look very big. Wonder if the tree made it?

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Impressive to see them achieve their goal.

Sometimes a city or town needs a symbol. Something to tie themselves to their past & give them hope for the future. Fundraising and manual efforts can bring the town together more cohesively and make them feel like neighbors again instead of people who just live near each other. this looks like one of those efforts.

I agree that no one should be forced to pay via taxes, but fundraising can achieve the same goal and give more people the feeling they participated.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 11:45 AM

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 11:53 AM

That is really cool and mighty impressive. As for the funding , well, I guess that was their choice.

I guess that the county road project , that was funded by taxes, forced their hand to make a decision on the future of the tree.

A county road widening project put the future of the Ghirardi Oak in jeopardy.



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Posted October 09, 2012 - 12:20 PM

I am just impressed by they're effort! I've heard that a tree's roots go out to the drip line. So, I too wonder if it makes it.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Well, I am presuming this tree is gettin a little extra water to make up for the severed roots. Cool Video thanks for sharing...Impressive show of what a team can achieve...the earth movers spinning draggin it tells you that that half a million pounds is an awful lot of weight...

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:04 PM

I am most impressed with the task of organizing such a project and the teamwork required to make such a move.

As for moving the tree, I doubt that the city paid for that project. I'm sure it was a community pulling together to collect the funds for the project.
Simular projects unite a community.
I'm not too sentimental a guy, but get a little frustrated at the amount of history that is destroyedf in the name of progress.
Especially when I see landmarks of my youth that were torn down in the name of progress and the buildings that replaced them are already gone due to obsolecence?

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 09, 2012 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted October 09, 2012 - 07:16 PM

That's a lot of big equipment. 3 large excavators and 2 D6's just to move it. Yet using the buckets of the front excavators to help move. Wonder if any birds had a nest up there. :)

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 07:55 PM

4 excavators actually. I thought it was just 3 till the very end

Hummm after looking at it again maybe they moved one of the front ones around back for the final push because there are just 3 while moving it.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Wonder if any birds had a nest up there. :)


Scrambled eggs?

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Certainly an amazing feat, and accomplishment. Thanks for sharing that.
I hope it lives.




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