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.
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.
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.
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