I think it’s safe to say that history was made last Tuesday, Nov. 6, and it had nothing to do with election day. It was the day the largest trees ever, 3 “Southern Beeches”, were transplanted in the arboretum to their new homes in the construction of the New Zealand focal forest of Pacific Connections Garden.
Here are the “WOW!” factoids:
- Big Trees of Snohomish and Magnum Crane from Kent, accomplished the amazing feat.
- It took a 175 Ton crane to do the job!
- Their rootballs each weighed between 12,000 and 20,000 lbs!
- The trees were between 30′- 40′ tall with up to 20′ canopy spreads!
- Their trunks were between 8″-10″ calipers!
Utube video provided by AF staff, Rhonda Bush
Let’s wish these trees luck in adapting and establishing into their new home.