This picture series shows the process of replacing an old sickly oak with a large caliper specimen Red Maple. The installation was a little more challenging than usual. The planting site was inside a brick retaining wall that could not be reached with a tree spade truck. In order to be able to get the large new tree into the planting location we needed the assistance of a crane to lift the tree and root ball secured with chains, burlap and wire basket into it’s new planting location. The very large planting hole needed to be excavated to the proper width and depth ahead of the crane’s arrival. Once the crane lowered the tree into position, the backfilling and tamping was done to settle the new tree into it’s new surroundings.
An Instant Shade Tree