Large trees shape the landscape and help us tell a story.
Over the past 40+ years Environmental Design, Inc. has established itself as the premier service provider for specimen tree supply and transplantation in the United Stated and throughout the world. Our comprehensive service offerings include large tree sourcing and procurement, as well as project specific custom growing, and in box/in-ground tree nursery establishment. We also offer turnkey tree harvest, delivery, and installation services.
Each of our offices, located strategically throughout the country maintains a fleet of state of the art truck mounted hydraulic tree spades capable of transplanting trees. We also offer project-specific custom tree digging, basketing, and boxing services. Environmental Design, Inc. maintains a national/international network of tree nursery relationships that allow us to source and procure any tree species your project requires. Our offices in both Southern and Northern California maintain box tree nurseries with inventories that include all conifer and oak species found through the region. Our office in Minneapolis services the midwest and specializes in hydraulic custom digging and transplantation. This office also provides sourcing and balled in burlap digging of conifers, deciduous maple species as well as oaks. Our central United States offices provide comprehensive tree services in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and throughout the southern states as well as housing tree farms. Our east coast offices located in Charleston, South Carolina services Florida, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Virginia, the Washington D.C. metro region and New York.
A Few Of Our Amazing Clients
David moved a Bristlecone Pine tree that was over 4000 years old in Aspen Colorado for a private residence. Bristlecone Pine is among the longest-lived life forms on Earth. This is the oldest tree EDI has ever moved. He has also moved the largest Sequoia in Idaho standing over 100 feet tall in downtown Boise for St. Lukes Hospital. The tree was over 100 years old.
Moved a famous tree near New Iberia, Louisiana known as “Mr. Al” to make way for the US 90 expansion. This tree weighed over 800,000 lbs. David has moved a tree in Pawling, NY., weighing 1 million lbs. for a private residence.
Galveston Broadway Re-plant
Exxon Houston Campus
1984 Graduate, Texas A&M University
Post-graduate studies in Spanish and International Business
ISA Certified Arborist
National September 11th Memorial in Lower Manhattan
Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA
The Governors Island park installation in New York
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX.
Panama Pacifico Free Trade Zone, Panama
Guacalito de la Isla, Manzanillo, Nicaragua
ISA Certified Arborist
Heritage Tree Transplant - City of Buda
Heritage Tree Transplant - Rebekah Baines Johnson Center, Austin
Tree Preservation - Speedway Mall Renovation, University of Texas
Heritage Tree Transplant - Austin Community College Highland Campus
Heritage Tree Transplant - University of Texas, Dell Medical School
Heritage Tree Transplant - HEB Commercial Development, Austin, Tx.
Tree Transplanting & Tree Preservation, Hemisfair Park Redevelopment, San Antonio, Tx.
Heritage Tree Transplant - New Oracle Campus, Austin, Tx.
In 1991, Jim established a relationship with a European Arborist Firm in the United Kingdom, collaborating together on a large tree-transplanting project for Coolmore Stud Farm in Tipperary, Ireland, sharing and transforming means and methods for successful transplanting. A relationship that has led to a life-long affiliation. Jim developed the roll off tree shipping pod in 1998.
Sterling Arbor was acquired by EDI in 2016 and Jim and his wife Karen continue to transplant trees in the Northeast and throughout the US for EDI.
Lakewood Mausoleum – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nicollet Mall – Mineapolis, Minnesota
Northwestern University’s Kellogg school of Management – Evanston, Illinois
Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota