Prized 750-ton rain tree moved to new home. Critics fear it won’t survive.

30 July 2023

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A majestic rain tree has lived through 100 years of nasty weather, surviving torrential flooding, fierce storms and powerful hurricanes. But some worry the landmark tree won’t survive its latest test, a journey of 50 feet that moved it closer to the New River to make way for two new high-rise apartment towers. A year ago, the 1.5 million pound tree was hoisted into the …

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