Old Main Elms
View of Old Main before the planting of the American Elms.
One of the American Elms loaded on the flat bed truck before planting.
Transporting of the American Elm to be planted in front of Old Main.
The flat bed truck brings the Elms closer to Old Main, moving the wooden planks one-by-one.
Two men hold the Elm stable with ropes as a crowd looks on.
Passers-by stop to watch the large American Elm on its way to be planted.
Two men continue to work on the hard task of planting such a large tree.
The American Elm slowly makes its way toward its new home.
The wooden planks are coninuously moved to protect the lawn during the planting.
This American Elm will become the Elm tree located on the Southeast side of Old Main.
Rear view of the truck. The incredible size of the rootball is very evident in this photo.
The American Elm is raised vertical to prepare it for removal off of the truck.
This elm is still lying on the truck. It will be lowered into the hole already prepared.
The truck approaches the hole as a larger crowd gathers on the steps of Old Main.
The Elm is slowly raised to a vertical position.
Finally vertical, the Elm is ready for planting.
The American Elm is carefully lowered into the hole.
Two men recieve the tree into the hole and the tree is staked.
After planting the two American Elms provide a frame for the Old Main facade. This provides us with the magnificant scene we have today.