Moving a Mighty Oak


Watch the incredible process of moving the 56-foot-tall by 100-foot-wide Ghirardi Compton Oak from start to finish in the video below.

The tree has been a piece of  history in League City, Texas for more than 100 years. The 138-inch-diameter oak weighs more than one-half million 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.


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