Gallery: Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

Bernie O’Brien is an art consultant during the week, but wears a completely different hat on weekends. For five years, the West Seattle resident has rescued unwanted trees from all over the Seattle area, digging them up with a shovel and pickaxe and then transplanting them on his five-acre property. His work has resulted in a new life for trees that weigh up to 400 pounds, which makes it all the more impressive that O'Brien saves the trees, for the most part, on his own.

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  1. Cynthia Ford October 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

    God bless you Bernie O’Brien:) What a wonderful thing you have done! I love tree’s and have started my own group called PLANT A TREE give the gift of oxygen. You are a kindred spirit and I hope that all those like us will spread the word and create more kindred spirits and start creating and stop destroying. May you always have more than enough clean air, fresh fruit, beautiful birds, splendid shade, and breakers from the wind:)
    Cynthia Ford
    Nashville, Tn

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