On Oct. 25, the University of Michigan began moving a 700,000-pound, 250-year-old bur oak tree on campus. And spent $400,000 to do it.
They moved the tree from right outside the Ross School of Business to a nearby street corner on campus. The whole moving process was supposed to take a couple of days, according to MLive.com, which also created a timelapse video capturing all the work. But an incident during the move delayed the finishing work for about a week. The movers used giant inner tubes to transport the tree to its new spot, NPR reported.
The large price tag was covered by a private donation to the university's business school.
Watch the video above to see how the school moved the tree, or watch the video below to see an animation of how the move was done.