The Grounds Department completed its first major tree relocation project on campus.
The 35-40 year old bald cypress (taxodium distichum) that was between Bizzell Hall East and West was relocated about 50 yards to the corner where the Rudder statue stands at Military Walk.
Grounds worked with tree relocation company, Environmental Design, on this monumental task. A one hundred inch spade had to be used to move the gigantic bald cypress.
Additionally, five other trees (all southern live oaks) were moved from the Bizzell Hall area to other areas around Rudder Tower and the MSC. The whole arborist team was involved and very conscious about getting the trees settled into their new homes especially because of our recent heat wave.
Although there is some apparent transplant-related stress, it is anticipated that all of the trees will survive.