467 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Well done Jerry Millar (Crew Leader at The Tree Company) features in the 2015 June/July issue of Australian Arbor Age
The Tree Company successfully transplanted this mature Golden Ash in 2014 to accommodate a residential development in Talbot Avenue Balwyn.
The tree’s root ball was hydro-excavated 12 months before the transplant to enable The Tree Company to carefully cut selected roots with sterilised handsaws. The tree was pruned, fertilised and carefully monitored until the transplanting date. After careful excavation of the root ball, a 6.5 metre hole was dug on the western side of the tree to accommodate horizontal core drilling and insertion of structural steel beams. Once the beams were in pace the frame was welded together by Stephen Eudey (The Tree Company’s mechanic and fabricator). Excavation works and construction of the base plate were completed within 4 days. On day five the tree was moved, with the help of Associated Cranes and their 80-ton crane. The tree was moved 20 metres from the rear of the property to the front in three separate lifting operations and successfully replanted. The tree and root ball weighed 29 tons.