This project was for a very high profile client on Long Island, New York. The contractor and Landscape Architect were looking for a larger specimen beech tree to compliment the existing mature landscape.
Listerman & Associates located a spectacular specimen beech that was appropriate for the landscape. After multiple pictures were exchanged and a personal visit by the landscape contractor the tree was accepted for the job.
The total time from digging to transplanted : 3 days.
Digging such a specimen required 2 experienced men and a backhoe. The backhoe did the original trenching around the tree, but the sculpting of the final product was all done by hand to ensure optimal transplanting success. After the burlap was attached a woven wire fence was placed around the root ball and then crimped to maintain the integrity of the root ball. A crane was then hired to lift the 18 ton tree and place it on a lowboy semi truck. It was secured, double tarped, and prepared for Its 1000+ mile trip to New York. Traveling through the night, the tree reached it’s final destination in which a crane and crew were waiting to off load and place the tree into its new location.