Large tree removal is an arduous process. Moving a tree is backbreaking work and can take hours, and cutting down a tree and removing the stump is also difficult work. But the mighty Truck Spade from will remove a tree and keep it intact so it can be replanted in a new location.
This 100-inch tree spade consists of four large blades attached to the end of a truck. An operator will arrange the blades around the base of the tree and then a hydraulic system presses the blades into the ground and lifts it up. The tree can then be transported to another location to be replanted.
This machine is a marvel, and it's nice to see its operators saving a tree that otherwise would have hit the chipper.