Great to see the mature trees being saved and used elsewhere.
As a WDW tree hugger, any news, regarding trees, has always been met with sadness. This is the first "jump for joy" news I've heard, regarding the re-greening of WDW in quite awhile. These big oaks aren't easy to move, and I'm sure there are some accountants pulling out their hair over this work. Kudos to the landscaping team!
Disney brought in all sorts of mature trees in such a manner by Landscaper extraordinaire Bill Evans when Disneyland was built....as in 1954 as he was landscaping Disneyland during its initial construction. He would box up older, taller trees slated for removal that were along the route of the then under construction Santa Ana Freeway...one SPECIAL very old tree from old orange farmer family(Dominquez) ….Ron Dominquez who came to work at Disneyland... whose grandparents were married under it? So the family begged Walt to not move it when they sold him their property...it had been a wedding gift to the family in 1896.....This had to be a logistical nightmare those trees there if they came from a distance. I didnt even realize it was possible to relocate trees that size
Agree 100% - I just LOVE seeing this sort of thing. It’s the type of thing OLD SCHOOL Disney would do all the time. There is a lot of road improvements happening (or recently completed) around WDW. For the most part only smaller sized trees and landscape are being added in the medians and along the newly realigned roads. Glad to see these Oaks are being saved and repurposed to help maintain lush green space.
Disney does a phenomenal job when they relocate these huge trees. There's a great example with a descriptive marker next to the pool at Port Orleans Riverside Resort.This had to be a logistical nightmare those trees there if they came from a distance. I didnt even realize it was possible to relocate trees that size
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