49 thoughts on “Planting a 40 Foot Tall FRUIT TREE in My GARDEN – 100 Years Old!

    dakota Loveday

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Misleading title

    Skip Hinton

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Stumbled across this video and brought back some good memories. I lived about 3 blocks west of the arcadia neighborhood in the 80's. Our neighborhood was about 1 sq. mile of these trees. If you didn't get them trimmed every year, the dates would make one helluva mess on the ground.

    Angie Krajewski

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    What a story hope the date trees will take the move a pity to kill them can’t stand killing trees…

    Chucky Alone

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Thank God that she's going to save them!😊

    paintur68

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    In my area, there aren't many wooded areas. I hate it when people move to more rural areas, and the first thing they do is tear down all the trees. They move there for the trees, and then they chop them all down. People are crazy.

    Jennifer

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Those fuckers. They're ruining Phoenix building their stupid McMansions

    MrSanAntonio79

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    What a great video Jake. Love the project. The view of the neighborhood reminded me of the palm tree farms in Iraq.

    Sheila Camacho

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    THAT BACKHOE OPERATOR!!!! amazing

    Magpie

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    A pity the new owners wouldn't leave them; such a beautiful characteristic of the area. Well done to the people to stepped in to save them!

    Danni Cardona

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    That was so beautiful to watch. Thanks for that Jake!

    rodney adams

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    this cool but would cheaper pick date off tree grow new tree from old tree? wind storm could come in kill new planted tree before gets roots going again

    melinda Lancaster

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    pretty cool to watch…are they going to brace it….i think he said he wouldn't have to?

    George Lopez

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    I just saw the last 10 acre orange orchard in southern California get cleared. It was over a century old.

    Duncan Smith

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Awesome. Soooo happy to see people caring enough to save a part of local history in the form of trees. and as a bonus, more dates.

    Faith Ellen

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    A great love story. …

    Buffy H.

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    I have a pretty cool uncle, his house is way cool it looks like a forest in the middle of the dessert. He definitely knows his trees!

    Charlotte Dsouza

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Mind blowing. Lovely video. Thanks Jake.

    Leilani K

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Ummmm. That wasn't your garden. Great video anyways.

    Jacq Davis

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    WOW, amazing process!

    Kim Nielsen

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    that was so cool to watch.

    Hunter Myers

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    hey there from va your one lucky guy I love dates

    Chris Klest

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    There should be a website where it's required to give the public advanced notice before trees are cut down. Are there any trees remaining to be cut down? Please spread the word.

    Francesco Caiulo

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    That was so cool     Franc from Western Australia

    americanwillow

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    If this was not in YOUR yard, VeganAthlete, this video was pretty manipulative to.get people to watch it. Whereas I was looking forward to seeing a very, very tall tree being planted in your yard, it does not seem like that was what happened at all. Such tactics speak poorly on the video maker. Does kung fu not also transfer into non-martial areas of life, such as how one kung fu practitioner influences the opinions of others? I would have watched this video if it were more accurately titled. If this IS in your garden, I take back my "complaint" – but the title is confusing when contrasted with the content. :/

    Brittanie Benavidez

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    love this video! so glad to see those beautiful trees being taken care of. I miss so many things about Arizona! thanks for the awesome video Jake!

    Enoch River

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Absolutely awesome work…I love when trees are saved…I die a little inside when they are not, bummed about those two lost trees…

    Willa Johnson

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    THANK YOU for filming this and thank JOHN HANCOCK for choosing saving trees as his occupation, I could tell he is a super nice man (so are you). Those men use those machines like part of their arms! AMAZING JOB.

    Lost In Vegetation

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Would love one of those beauties in my yard!

    Brent Boudreau

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Do they worry about what position the tree was growing? north, south? I heard that it's better for the tree if it is planted in the same position as it was……great video Jake!

    Garry Cole

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    I am surprised that the neighborhood or city or some historic committee are not protecting these trees. These are what make the neighborhood special. I use to live in Chicago and there is an area that if you move in you can not cut down the oak trees there since they are special to the neighborhood and has been there for 100+ years. In California too, my brother has a 75 year old California Oak and he can't touch it, he can trim it but he has to let the city know how and by whom, but he can't just cut it down.

    Josiah Hill

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    I hope you revisit it in a year to give us an update.

    metalhead moonalisa

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    The black sphinx dates are delicious & taste better than the medijoles. I believe they are a hybrid that are only in Phoenix.

    eDimpsey

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    So glad to see those who want to preserve our older trees… so many baby trees out there, not to mention the miles of open fields of bare land that used to be filled with life… ppl just keep chopping up our sources. Great video, really enjoyed it!

    Simon Pape

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    very interesting and WOOW

    Joan Smith

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    What a unique and fabulous neighborhood. I'm glad you folks took the time and had the know how to move and keep that tree.

    o00oZu1o00o

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Another addition to your catalog of outstanding vids! You have many already, the ones about irrigation for instance. This one is wow!! Incredible equipment and great info also.

    ceili

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Amazing video! I would love to see an update to see how the trees are doing

    Lucas Sullivan

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Why can't everyone care this much. Aha

    Jeff

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Ha ! Glad I caught this…have met John a while back (out at Tropica, if I recall)…chatted for a while. Great guy. Nicely done…

    Ladonya Pearson

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    😊☀️☀️❤️❤️🍃🌱🍀🌞🌞🌞

    TheASTrader

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Wild guess: new property owners are Californians? lol… We're getting a bad reputation for buying up TX and AZ properties and doing jerky things like this. But, dude, Jake! Did you sneak away with a cutting of that fig tree behind you? Every time I see a fig tree, I can't help but want to get a cutting.

    LiveLaughLove, EveryDay

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Great video… so glad to see those trees saved! Thanks for filming the process Jake.

    hika light

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    jaw dropping video, thank you for saving those trees

    miscellaneous michelle

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Nice!!!!

    AZLife

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    That is INCREDiBLE, Jake! What a cool morning you must have had. This is one of my favorite videos that you have done! You did a great job with it. I'm going to be so jealous if you get one, LOL!

    Loyda Coulombe

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    how long did this take? and someone needs to drive Mesa where we r moving. Leisure World neighborhood has alot and I asked the Realtor is they were edible he said they weren't.. hmmm

    Tonio Antonio

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Nice video! Were the houses in this Black Sphinx Date palm neighborhood build in a Date palm grove? The grid of the Date palms seems interrupted by the houses that are present today.
    Was just one tree relocated, or a couple of them?

    Ron Szegleti

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    Beautiful!!!

    Sri D

    (June 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm)

    I was at the edge of my seat when watching! Great Video!

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