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anyone have knowledge of moving a 100 year old Oak tree 35 feet

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6 hours ago, Rockwood said:

FIFY :bigrin 

LOL, still only 1900lbs 

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well the work has begun.  the sides are 3 boards thick. 13 feet long at the top. 4.5' tall. trench is 6 feet deep around the tree. now they are fitting the box sides to the dirt.  after its boxed on 4 sides and banded.  then it sits for at least a month. watered often

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the box is made from2x12. 

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5 minutes ago, John@Outfront Mtrsprts said:

the box is made from2x12. 

Hope they didn't make it out of Oak..........................:simrak:

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1 hour ago, SofaKing said:

Hope they didn't make it out of Oak..........................:simrak:

That's just mean.

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haha,  the wood for the box alone is over $1000. 60 2x12x12'

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Curious about this!

So...do they have a big log cutter saw with 2 guys back and forth across the bottom to un-earth it?

:laugh:

But seriously...how they gonna do that? Or just dig?

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1 hour ago, dbart said:

Curious about this!

So...do they have a big log cutter saw with 2 guys back and forth across the bottom to un-earth it?

:laugh:

But seriously...how they gonna do that? Or just dig?

yes they just dig under it.  they said they will have like 40 blocks of wood as they keep digging. the whole bottom will be excavated by hand and then 2x12 slid underneath.  so far they banded the outside with 5-5000psi bands to keep the box together.  im soaking it now for 24 hours.  the next part will happen in about 2 months. dec 1ish.

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he estimates the tree is 5/7k in weight and the soil is 45k in weight.  will use a huge excavator to drag it 40 feet to its new location

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Did you excavate the trench for a discount?

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8 minutes ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Did you excavate the trench for a discount?

and people wonder why i want an excavator?  im still looking for a big one.   

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Wonder?

If I had one, I'd take it to the corner store to get beer. A two foot bucket would hold a ton of beer and ice!

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13 hours ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Wonder?

If I had one, I'd take it to the corner store to get beer. A two foot bucket would hold a ton of beer and ice!

Still a DUI, ask Steve:

 

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Just prepin' for the party...

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1 hour ago, Rockwood said:

Still a DUI, ask Steve:

 

Thanks! That made my day!!!!

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now i dont know how moving an oak tree gets down to a DUI but that was funny.  steve reminds me a a few characters that i have here at my shop. 

now back to the tree.. ...its all happy and being soaked.  he partitioned two watering areas as the tree was on a slight slope.  he mentioned that the high side of the slope will have roots up high in the dirt and lower on the otherside.  this help soak "all" roots

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