The European beeches (Fagus sylvatica) at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, in NYC, March 2015. Whitmores supplied an additional matching tree to complete the design after the existing beech did not take to the site.
Drum-lacing on the Whitmore’s beech destined for Four Freedoms Park. Extra care and twine were used to secure the root ball for the tree’s long journey up the length of Long Island.
It took a little over 5 hours to dig and lace this tree, and another 3 hours to properly load it on the flatbed trailer. Prepping trees for transport is very labor intensive. Here the guys are pictured tiling the tree onto the flatbed, while securing branches with rope to prevent breakages.
As of early April, our beech has been installed and is doing well, updated photos to come.