Moving and Planting Massive 30′ Evergreens is Both Science and Art


The Art: Having a good eye for spotting which side of the tree will look best after planting is key – you only get one shot when placing a tree this large into the hole. Project Manager and Master builder Tom Huff stands next to one of the “smaller” tree balls on site. The planting of the massive 30′ Evergreens went off without hitch, and Tom and crew are pretty sure the trees were unaware they were ever moved

These 30′ beauties arrived to our site earlier this week. Ok, so where’s the science you ask?  Weight calculations and counterbalance need to be accounted for if these large root balls are to be moved successfully.

Knowing how to grab the tree balls on these large takes years of practice, but Cross River Crew makes it look easy with the Skyjack.

Large tree, limited access.

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