us to plant and transplant trees because our winter rains help
to establish the trees. In recent years I have moved some
pretty good sized trees to "better" places.
There was this ~8' tall sequoia that was growing too
close to the boys favorite large eucalyptus, eventually it was going
to over grow the area, so I decided to try to transplant it. I spent
a few days digging out a giant 5' wide by 2' deep root ball.
each other around the hole.
U got Uber excited,...
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,...
U took a page out of Tanji's play book
and ran on the vertical edge of the hole wall.
this caught V by surprise.
All of the play brought Tanji by to take a look,...
we should fill it in,..."
Okay, now a root ball of this size is HEAVY,...
I wrapped the root ball, dug a nice gradual "entrance"
slope, put a piece of plywood on the slope and
attached a 1.5Ton come along,...
The ball didn't move,...
My "Grizzly-Method" didn't work,...
more thinking/plotting required.
If the ball is 5' in diameter and 2' deep
and moist dirt weights 125lbs/ft³, then
the root ball weighs around 2.5 tons.
( π r² * d) * 125lbs
[(3.14*2.5² ) *2] * 125lbs = 4,900+lbs (2.5tons)
Ah Haaaa !!!
That is why I couldn't simply drag it out of the hole and
lift it into my little Elec-Trak trailer.
Time to call in the big guns!!!