How Many Pieces of Heavy Equipment Does it Take to Move a 518,000 Pound Tree? Watch to Find Out!

 

 

The Ghirardi Compton Oak has been a piece of League City's history for over 100 years. The tree stands 56 feet tall, has a canopy that is over 100 feet wide, and is 135 inches around. It also weighs an incredible 518,000 pounds. A county road widening project put the future of the Ghirardi Oak in jeopardy. Council voted to use park dedication funds to hire Hess Landscaping Construction to move the majestic oak. A project that took them just under a month to complete. Watch the incredible process from start to finish in this video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFTj0hM3DHM

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