Live Oaks live an average of 200 years, This one is already 150 years old...
They could have planted a new one, and in 25 years had a nice tree, with
an average of 175 years of life left. Meanwhile, they could have built
some nice pallets to move giant wood working tools to market:-)
But if public money is
Trees ain't that easy to kill, particularly if you are trying to kill
them, or really don't care. I've transplanted a ton of trees, ripping
them out of the ground with a tractor, chain, and half ass digging
around the root ball, and out of around 25, all but one lived. I would
have been happy if half of them made it.
My brothers neighbor had a Xmas tree he planted. It got to be about 25'
and he cut the sucker down to the ground... The damn thing grew back and
is now about 25' tall again. This was/is a Blue Spruce evergreen.
Recently, I found a Norway maple growing at the foundation of my house.
It was about 3-4 foot little thing, but too big to yank out by hand,
so I cut it down the the ground. That fall, cut it again. Next spring,
it was back, cut it down to the ground again. Now I'm curious as to how
the little sucker could keep on living, so decided to see how long it
would take. That fall, cut it too the ground again, this time, I
butchered the 1" trunk. Next spring, sure enough, it was back, this time
with multiple trunks, and the leaves were like 2x's as large as normal.
I cut that sucker to the ground twice a summer. This year, about the 5
or 6th year, it gave up the ghost. I almost felt sorry for it.
I know if I really wanted the thing to live, it would have croaked with
just a light pruning. My guess is after spending tons of cash to move a
half dead tree, the crazed citizenry will drown the sucker, trying to
keep it alive.
Oak is my favorite wood for tool bench legs...
You Can't Fix Stupid, but You Can Vote it Out!
I thought I had seen a show about movinga fully grown tree. If not this
show, then a very similar one:
I expect the move will be seamlessly. They have these large tree movers
that can move huge trees. I remember a golf tournament installed two 50
foot trees a few years back, to make it harder for the golfers. This
was done on the 2nd day as the golfer could hit over a corner or something.
Mike in Ohio
On 05/16/2011 09:26 AM, Sonny wrote:
Good luck with the move.
I would suspect that it would take 2 cranes working in tandem to lift
and put it on a heavy duty flatbed, like the kind used to transport
large electrical power converters.
I doubt whether it would topple if secured adequately.
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