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Old 09-09-08   #1 (permalink)
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Moving Trees

I've just been approached for a job that I probably won't be taking......

Has anybody ever moved trees circa 30ft in height around on a new development. Apparently the TPO has suggested this?

I think it would be far better to fell the existing trees and replace with trees of the same size grown for the purpose.

But it has got me thinking. Obviously it could be done, but the chance of success??

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easy enough if done correctly. Expensive though.
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Thanks for that. Seems like a bit of a mission! Obviously myerscough have got people there with a lot of knowledge, and aren't afraid to try things. Anybody done it commercially?

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Its not uncomon at all. Ever see one of these?

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I saw an american tree guy give a talk a few years back, they air spaded big mature trees. Removed all the soil and just picked them up with a big crane. Stuck them in their new home with root system intact.
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Hopefully here's a piccy of the trees in question. I've not seen them in 'real life'
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I can't say I have ever seen one of those trucks. Awesome as they are.

Seems like an interesting project. Just don't think it would be appropriate to try something for the first time on a client without having a reasonable idea of success.

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When you say expensive, how much do you reckon roughly. Anybody want a job in the North-West.....
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There is a couple of companies here in the uk that do this. Here are some links.

http://www.ruskins.co.uk/?gclid=CJOC...FQTklAodnnAUig

http://www.naturefirst.co.uk/

http://www.pracbrown.co.uk/home.htm

http://www.civictrees.co.uk/relocate.html

I have used nature first a couple of times, and pracbrown. All depends on where you are located.
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