|In order to safely install large trees, the proper
equipment is necessary. We use fork-lifts to
unload these large trees off the tractor trailers
from Florida, then install them the best and
safest way possible.
Very often, bringing machinery like a fork lift
into a building is just not possible.
For those instances, we have a custom built 2
ton Aluminum gantry crane.
This 1st use was in 1990 to install 2 - 30'
Chinese Fan Palms that were in 52" pots (200
gallons of soil)! These had to be lifted up and
over a 1' 6" tall marble wall and down 3' into
The ONLY way this could be done in this
tight, imported marble and limestone atrium
was with our Gantry Crane.
|This Gantry Crane has been
used many times since, as seen
in this photo - safely installing
one of a pair of 18' tall Black
Olive Trees in 2004.
In this case, we needed to
remove the grow pot and
carefully place them into
CWI-2200's in 'Grecian'
planters. There is simply no
realistic or safe way to do this
any other way.
|This shows our most recent use of this Tree Gantry...
Safely installing a 16' tall Ficus 'Allii' into a 42"
diameter and 42" tall 'Euro' Planter.
This tree was to be planted into a CWI-Modular
System and there is no other way to safely lift this
up and over the planter AND take the pot off for
the CWI system.