The costly, months-long process of uprooting a 65-foot-tall, 250-year-old tree will culminate later this month as the University of Michigan has set a move day for the history burr oak at the Ross School of Business.
Officials announced today that the relocation of the tree is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 25, weather permitting.
A crew began the $400,000 process of excavating and moving the legacy burr oak tree in July in order to make way for the school’s $135 million, donor-funded expansion at the school. The cost was factored into the overall cost of the project before it was approved by the Board of Regents.
The plan is to move it from its place in a courtyard at the north side of the Ross complex, facing the School of Education, to a lawn area off Tappan Street, just outside the main entrance of the complex less than 100 yards away.