"^Agreed, the earlier you have them on board, the more they can help you. I remember a few projects where they helped us lay out not only the design but the construction schedule to maximize the ability to transplant large trees."
"It depends on just what the work on the building involves. From your description it certainly seems that the crowns will need to be pruned away from the building and there may need to be additional pruning to balance the crown.
That said, I agree…"
"Depends on the size of the tree, species, location, time of year, water requirements, etc. Good arborist and company that has done work moving large sized trees successfully will be key for survival. Do you have any more project specifics?"
"Air spade the crap out of the root zone to avoid major roots, and hire a good arborist. It's been done before - Yale has done a lot of facade work on their buildings and many of them have large trees."
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