The Ghirardi Oak before, left, and after being moved, right. The massive tree will ultimately be moved to a park.
Two cranes have been used to lift a massive oak in Southeast Texas after delays caused by the staggering weight of the tree.
The estimated 400-ton Compton oak was heaved from its site in League City around 9 p.m. Thursday.
Officials say the so-called Ghirardi oak, named for one of the city's early farm families, should be hauled to a park next week. Workers dug out soil around the more than 100-year-old oak to place the tree on a steel plate for transport.
Some equipment buckled Wednesday as cranes tried to lift the tree, delaying the moving process.