From one old landfill to another, sabal palm trees uprooted by baseball project find new home

From one old landfill to another, more than 50 sabal palm trees are finding a new home after being uprooted by the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.

Crews remove a sabal palm from the baseball construction site. (Photo by McNicholas & Associates)

Crews remove a sabal palm from the baseball construction site. (Photo by McNicholas & Associates)

As part of the construction process at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, work crews are relocating 53 sabal palms to Dyer Park, a former landfill owned by Palm Beach County.

The healthy trees had stood at an old West Palm Beach landfill south of 45th Street. But they’re being moved to make room for a 160-acre spring training complex. They’re being moved this week via trucks.

Workers started removing the trees Friday. They’ll finish moving them by the end of this week, according to McNicholas & Associates, the public relation firm for the spring training complex.

Sabal palm is replanted at Dyer Park. (Photo by McNicholas & Associates)

Sabal palm is replanted at Dyer Park. (Photo by McNicholas & Associates)

The trees are being moved from the current site in order to make sure they are not damaged during construction.

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will have thousands of new palm trees, hardwood and shade trees when it opens in January.

“The layout of the stadium and the surrounding fields will include an inviting natural environment for fans attending Astros and Nationals games along with non-Spring Training activities,” the firm said in a press release.

If you would like more information on the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches or to be placed on a future ticket-interest contact list, send an email to info@ballparkpalmbeaches.com.

 

 

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