Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
June 25, 2017
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.
David Cox of tree-moving company Environmental Design said Saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight.
St. Luke's Health System in Boise is paying $300,000 to relocate the tree to make room for an expansion.
Cox says if everything goes as planned, the...