At the Ford Miller Road Plant we were challenged by the general contractor, Walbridge Aldinger, to transplant existing 12” caliper oak trees that were 30-feet tall and had 16’ diameter root balls. We used large equipment to excavate the root balls that we then hand-shaped. Afterwards, we built containers for the transportation of the trees. This project occurred within the Ford Rouge Industrial Park while manufacturing operations continued without interruption.

  • Main characteristic of the project: Tree transplant
  • Challenges of the project: Transplant 12” caliper, 30’ tall, 16’ root ball tree
  • How we made it work: WH Canon Landscape Company carefully excavated the tree and hand-shaped the tree balls for moving. We built special containers for tree transportation. The client’s operations were not being affected by the construction.