I found this interesting...thought I would share it. Not sure if I should post their company name so I will call them "this company" This company is responsible for what has been noted as one of the "largest tree moves ever." This company" has transplanted trees with root balls exceeding 40' in diameter and weighing more than 1 million pounds. That's the rough equivalent of 225 Chevrolet Suburbans! The University of Tampa was looking to build a new student center, but had two grand oak trees right in the line of production. The situation called for either redesigning the project or moving the trees. "this company"was contracted to move the two trees about 300 yards away to shade A Spanish-American War memorial. These trees carry special significance in that, during the War, Teddy Roosevelt was recorded to have slept under them. The trees' limbs stretch some 60 feet, and their root balls weigh about 600,000 pounds each. "this company" developed a strategic plan to safely handle the excavation and transplanting of the tree, which included smart vegetation and some 2,000 gallons of water a day.