Historic Fort Lauderdale rain tree on the move

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A project to move Fort Lauderdale’s famous, century-old rain tree finally got underway Thursday.

The giant tree is being moved closer to the New River to make way for a new high-rise and was set to be in its new location Friday. Video released by the developer shows day one of the process.

It’s been about a decade in the making. City commissioners approved the move all the way back in 2013.

Protesters had voiced concerns that the tree could die if it were moved.

The new development will be called Riverwalk Raintree Residences.

The developer is picking up the $1 million tab for the relocation.


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