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80ft tall and 18ft wide load.....

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by Chaz Murray, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Chaz Murray

    Chaz Murray Well-Known Member

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    and moved it a whole 100 yards :D and in a couple months goin back to move it back to where it was after they get done with the building they are puttin up

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  2. Reuben

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    that is an expensive tree. I have my doubts though if it will survive the ordeal. A tree that size has a huge root system that is depends on. I assume it will be tethered for a few years after replanting? that is pretty dang neat though!!!
     
  3. Chaz Murray

    Chaz Murray Well-Known Member

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    This is not the first tree we have moved for this company...Valley Crest Tree Company moves hundreds of trees a year...and we do maybe 10+ a year for them...but this one is by far the biggest we have moved for them. Most of the time we use a single truck with a trailer that has a 10ft wide deck.
     
  4. Dozerboy

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    They like there trees in CA I have never seen one that big moved the biggest was maybe 40'. What did they say it weighed?
     
  5. Reuben

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    The more I look at that pic the more amazed I am. That is very impressive. I never knew that a tree that big could be moved. What is involved in the process?
     
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    Well I guess in this world as long as you have the money anything is possible.
     
  7. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    I read about this in one of my trade magazines, I don't remember which one.
     
  8. Colin Doy

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    Didn't I watch an episode of "Megamovers" that moved a tree this big?
     
  9. Chaz Murray

    Chaz Murray Well-Known Member

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    According to the crane operator it was 160,000lbs
     
  10. RollOver Pete

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    Nice :drinkup
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  11. tonka

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    that was with a treespade tho...
     
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  14. Lashlander

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    What kind of tree is that. If its hardwood I'm thinkin furniture!:thumbsup
     
  15. Chaz Murray

    Chaz Murray Well-Known Member

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    Its a Oak tree :D
     
  16. Lashlander

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    Yep, furniture!
     
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    If the treehuggers are willing to pay, why not? I would be curious on the survivial rate.
     
  18. Chaz Murray

    Chaz Murray Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if i belive it or not but they say 90%:beatsme