Client:: Lance Armstrong
Location:: Austin, Tx
Geography:: Hardiness Zone 8b
Project Requirements:: The plans for Lance Armstrong's new Austin, Texas home called for a driveway to run straight through the middle of a 150-year-old Live Oak. Rather than cut the tree down, plans were modified to utilize the tree in front of the house, requiring the tree to be transplanted 200 yards.
Project Process:: Environmental Design first root pruned the tree and let the tree recover for three months. Then, utilizing Environmental Design's roundball method, the rootball was encapsulated. The tree was hoisted using a 4-point gantry system, transported to the new site, and planted in a prominent position in front of the new residence