The trees formed part of the soft landscaping at the prestigious Reading campus, but had grown too large at their location, restricting potential building and extension plans. Instead of simply cutting down and removing the trees altogether, PBL advised Microsoft that the trees could be transplanted to a new location within the grounds, using a specialised tree spade machine. This enables the trees to be saved continued to be enjoyed by campus users and a greener environment for everyone.
Each tree was moved individually, in one action, using the tree spades to carefully lift the tree and roots out of its location and move it to a prepared hole of the same size and shape. Great care and planning were employed with the machine working so close to the building and to safe guard the ground in the new planting area.