Giant live oaks moved at Barefoot Landing

Workers this week moved mature live oak trees to the waterfront area at Barefoot Landing. The massive trees were moved from another part of the property to make room for renovations in the shopping and entertainment district.

Representatives for Burroughs & Chapin, which owns the development, refused to talk about the trees. But late last year Seth McCoy, the company’s director of construction, talked to the North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission about moving the live oaks from the back of the lot to along the waterway in front of a new restaurant.

“They actually dig down, box it, put inflatable tubes underneath it, then roll it,” McCoy said.

He told commission members that Burroughs & Chapin hired a company from Texas that specializes in moving large trees.

Charles Duncan: 843-626-0307, @duncanreporting