It may have been Halloween, but this rather imposing monster was all about business! Horticulture students were able to learn firsthand about a giant piece of machinery called a tree spade. The unit came from Tri Color Tree Farm in Downingtown. Tri Color specializes in large tree transplanting.
Students were able to help operate the tree spade, lowering its enormous claws into the ground around a dead tree stump outside the high school. The machine is able to clamp roots and soil into a solid root ball for transplanting and will be bringing the high school a special cherry tree as a replacement.