- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Crews will wait one more day before trying to complete the relocation of a 250-year-old tree on the University of Michigan campus.

The 65-foot-tall bur oak is being moved 500 feet down a pedestrian walkway to make way for a $135 million donor-funded expansion of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Workers from a Texas company that specializes in such moves and a Detroit-based contractor moved the tree 90-plus percent of the way on Saturday. On Sunday, one of the inflatable air bladders holding up the tree burst, halting the move. Officials considered trying to finish up the move on Monday, but decided to postpone it for another day.

The plan is to finally slide the tree into its final resting place sometime on Tuesday.

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