BMI: Tree Relocation Successful

July 20th, 2017

The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will be a state-of-the-art facility that fully supports the talent and vision of the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The new building will be approximately 215,500 square-feet, with four above-ground floors of research labs and light-filled gathering places, as well as a lower basement level for utility support.

As part of the construction for this project, a Coast Live Oak tree needed to be relocated across the street to a new safe location within the same view corridor. At over 80 feet tall, and 500,000 pounds with a 30 foot diameter root ball, it was no easy feat, but we are proud to report a successful relocation of this massive tree. Eight other trees currently on site have been integrated into the building and landscape design and are being protected in place.  

Please watch a video of the relocation: BMI Tree Relocation