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    Caterpillar moving a 100+ year old 518,000 pound Oak TREE

    Caterpillar moving a 100+ year old 518,000 pound Oak TREE

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    That was so cool and such a great thing to do. I would so volonteer my time to a cause like that. Thanks for the post.
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    I have to admit for whatever reason I got a little teary eyed watching this.
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    That sure beats cutting the old girl down for a road. Good stuff.
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    That was very cool......Great post

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    518,000 lbs? Lessee...

    135" around means 21" in diameter. Let's round that up to 2'. Surface area of 2*2*3.1416 (pi * r * r) times height (56') will give the volume. That equates to roughly 700 cubic feet, or somewhere around six cord. Let's triple that amount to account for all of the branches and such, round up, and call it 20 cord of wood in that tree.

    An unseasoned cord of oak weighs a little shy of two tons, but we'll use two tons for calculating so we can account for leaves and such too. 2,000 * 20 = 40,000 lbs.

    Where do they get the other roughly 475,000 lbs of weight?
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