100 Year Old Compton Oak Move Successful in League City

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100 Year Old Compton Oak Move Successful in League City 4.5
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The Ghirardi Compton Oak has been a piece of League City's history for over 100 years. The tree stands 56 feet tall, has a canopy that is over 100 feet wide, and is 135 inches around. It also weighs an incredible 518,000 pounds. A county road widening project put the future of the Ghirardi Oak in jeopardy. Council voted to use park dedication funds to hire Hess Landscaping Construction to move the majestic oak. A project that took them just under a month to complete. Watch the incredible process from start to finish in this video.



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Great work!, this is a very touching video for all of us who loves Mother Nature and Heavy Equipment.

Author — Rocket Man

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at 2.26 the world largest bonsai tree!

Author — Quickening TJ

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Láttam már pár fa átköltöztetős videót, de ez eddig viszi a prímet. 

Author — Attila Csongor Kiss

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"I got this" - the one guy with the hose

Author — writheinpain

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tears in my eyes. bless your dear tree.

Author — antigraceful

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A simple curve in the road would have saved money and man-hours here....

Author — Love Peace and Bacon Grease

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What a beautiful and touching video. What an effort. Congratulations go to all those who participated in relocating this little giant. May it live a thousands years to be remembered as the tree that walked on earth. Well done, people.

Author — Mick Carson

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Nice To See People Actually Care Enough To Spend The Time & Money !!!
Most would just cut it down while other's would talk about how Nice that tree was before they cut it down..
Maybe This Video Will Inspire Others To Do The Same!!
Thanks 4 Sharing !!

Author — violeman

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I almost cute my oak tree 😞 so stupid . I love my tree😍

Author — Jamie Kline

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Amazing! Потрясающе! Хочу себе такое дерево ;)

Author — shalfej

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1:12 and the images afterwards look like a bonsai tree with miniature humans & tractors

Author — Hakem Halem

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Okay, I'm not going to complain about having to repot my bonsais ever again.

Author — Brett Hall

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By the way is wonderful see the respect for the life always ;)

Author — Nelma Mattosinho

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Wounderfull! iam a Joiner and oakwood is my favorite wood. But i love it even more, when somebody is trying to keep them giant trees alive.
But seriously... 100 Years, isnt that a lil too young to be called "old" for a tree.
Where i live, we have oaks older than 450 years and lime trees by far older than 1000 years.
Just sayin.

Author — JaasterMareel

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As a landscaper I'm impressed and inspired. This could be a new line of work that we could tap into.

Author — nathan cotter

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That is so sweet for saving that Beautiful Tree!!! :)

Author — LiveLoveandLaugh100

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Such a cool site to see! Also I am glad this amazing tree will be part of League City and we could make this move rather than cutting down such a majestic tree.

Author — Ad White

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i watched all of this, it made me so happy, ,to see all that hard work, to get this beautifull tree moved, .love this, ,rollande and yes with tears, ,
of joy, ,

Author — rollande powley

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I get goosebumps every time I watch this video. Heroes of the trees all.

Author — Marsha Diane Arnold

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This is by far the absolute most amazing tree moving I have ever watched....
For me very unusual is the season they did this in....the best time would be between mid september and late october (depending on local climate)-but here they did it while the tree was in full growth season .Maybe there was a time table to be considered...
Anyway a wonderful decision....you people have respect for nature-great video.
Thank you for posting this.

Author — 2233golf2