'That tree wants to live': Onlookers watch tree-moving prep
June 23, 2017
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they'll wrestle the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.
The 800,000-pound landmark is in the final throes of a complex effort to uproot it from the path of a Boise hospital's expansion and move it two blocks away to city property.
Workers will use the rolling tubes to get the tree to its new home, starting the journey at midnight Saturday. It is expected to arrive at noon Sunday after shutting down a busy str...