A 75 year old specimen acer palmatum discetum rubrum pendula
Value approximately $20,000; cost of moving, $8000; machinery: crane truck with a maximum lifting capacity of 30,000 lbs; maximum capacity with 60 ft extension, 4 tonnes.
Moving! Weight: 4 tonnes; scaffold: 24ft; height: 8ft.
Dug; balled & burlaped with chicken wire; banding, double wrapped 3/8 poly rope.
Still moving! A week of hard labour hanging in the balance. Moved! Moving time: 4 hours; relocated on the site...
and the happy crew.