Mature Tree and Palm Transplanting
The Tree Company is experienced in successfully transplanting mature trees and palms for council, civil contractors, and level crossing removal projects.
We aim to use the latest technology and scientific methods to plan and carry out our transplants and continually strive to ensure that the health, vitality, and longevity of the transplanted tree is maintained.
Heritage-Listed Date Palms Transplanted During Level Crossing Removal
The Tree Company transplanted 3 mature Canary Island Date Palms at Moreland Station for the Northwest Program Alliance/Level crossing removal project. The 2 Heritage-listed palms on the eastern side of Moreland Station were transplanted, stored off-site and cared for during the 10 month construction of the level crossing removal/sky rail project. The palms were then transported back to the site and planted as part of the final landscape installation. The Tree Company is continuing to manage irrigation and fertilising of these palms, and is providing monthly reports on their health and condition throughout 2022.
Mature Golden Ash in Balwyn
The Tree Company successfully transplanted this mature Golden Ash to accommodate residential development in 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 place the frame was welded together by 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.