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    AWESOME: 100 year old tree gets moved

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BFTj0hM3DHM

    this towns act put a lump in my throat, as I watched it from start to finish...such commitment and caring touched my heart

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    That was awesome ~ and what a beautiful tree it is. It's wonderful that they did that! Thanks for posting!

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    thanks for posting about the tree. i'm glad you liked seeing it finding its new home. Made me wish I had been there to watch it with that community. Nice to see people supporting making something like that happen. I was glad I got to see it happen.
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    Glad they saved this tree. I have a love affair with trees, and I hope this one continues to live another one hundred or more years. I hope it didn't go into shock with all that moving. Thank you so much for sharing this. Gives me hope for the world if we have people who love trees. Blessings.....

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    wow that was so neat. sure glad they saved it i love trees.

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    That was awesome. When did they do this.
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    that was awesome to see it being moved.. wish i was there to take pics of the move... save the trees

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    Thank you so much for showing that people really do care.

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    Also I feel great things will happen for those people, and what ever comes their way, they will be able to handle, the Lord is with them!

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    I once investigated to a place without a lot of tall trees, but decided against. That is when I realized I want to have tall trees around me. Trees do something for my soul.

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    DH just told me he wished they done that in Martinsburg, WV to a 600 yr old tree, instead of destroying it for a mall.
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    Very cool! Thanks for posting. I needed that.

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    That was wonderful! So much more loving and compassionate than Los Angeles, where they cut down 400 mature trees to make room for the space shuttle to move down urban streets. Go League City!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb View Post
    DH just told me he wished they done that in Martinsburg, WV to a 600 yr old tree, instead of destroying it for a mall.
    That's horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BFTj0hM3DHM

    this towns act put a lump in my throat, as I watched it from start to finish...such commitment and caring touched my heart
    We had a similar situation in our parish. A beautful historic oak tree was in danger of being destroyed for expansion of a highway. The owner cause a stir when he learned that the tree on his property would be chopped down. It was agreed that the tree would be moved. A company of home movers did the work. The tree "Mr. Al" is not thriving on a piece of land there all travelers through our beautiful state can admire it.
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    Truly awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    We had a similar situation in our parish. A beautful historic oak tree was in danger of being destroyed for expansion of a highway. The owner cause a stir when he learned that the tree on his property would be chopped down. It was agreed that the tree would be moved. A company of home movers did the work. The tree "Mr. Al" is not thriving on a piece of land there all travelers through our beautiful state can admire it.
    You meant NOW thriving, I hope!

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    This is wonderful. Makes me wonder how old the live oak was in my daughters front yard in GA. It was half again as big around as that one.

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    This would make a great ad for Caterpillar tractors...did you see how those front loaders pulled the assembly along.
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    Wow, that is a totally awesome move. It is amazing to me that you can actually do something like this.

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    Great! Only God can Make a Tree.
    I Sure wish We could do this to the Large Leaf Maple in our back yard, its 65-70 yrs old and about 70 ft tall very big around, so it very cool old tree! But its starting to Reach out over all our fences and We don't have a small LOT our lot is 140 x90 ft and The Leaves!!! Oh My lord!! LOL And Did I tell you about the Walnut in the front Its also Big and 60 yrs too!
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    so glad I posted this and all of you got to enjoy seeing it. It sure put a big lump in my throat, almost like a story I could write...about helping someone along lives way...some by tugging them along, some by lifting them up, some by pushing, but in totality...all loving enough to do whatever part they needed to make life better. I am so glad all of you liked this posting. God bless you and yours.

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    What a beautiful video, I live not far from League City and had not heard of this.
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    That was awesome. Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm passing this on . . .

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    I live in Galveston, TX, and the city recently moved an oak tree that was over 100 yrs. old. They used a company that used the similar procedures to move it. Amazing! I never thought that could be done.

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