What kind of plants and trees do you think of when you think of the beach? For me nothing says "Beach" better than a Palm tree. We were super-excited when we had the chance to get three palm trees for FREE! They were needing to be moved from our other lot to make room for the house we were relocating (more on that here and here).
It was amazing to watch--let me show you!
Tom is shown digging a huge hole for the tree. A pipe was placed in the hole for watering the tree. During the first week the water ran slowly and continually to keep the tree hydrated.
Tom, using equipment with a pincer-like claw, lifted a tree from the flat bed and brought it down the street to the Coral Cottage. His assistant, Bobby, helped to give directions.
With great expertise, Tom and Bobby worked together to swing the tree into the hole which had been marked previously by our landscape architect, Bill Griffin.
Bobby gave directions to enable Tom to straighten the tree--then my husband Henry gave the final okay to place the tree. While water rushed into the hole, Bobby and Tom filled the hole back in with dirt. Tom packed it tightly with the claw of the equipment. Tom's supervisor, Duke, kept a watchful eye on things.
And that's how it was done! Cool, huh?