Sterling Arbor to join Environmental Design

Jan 11, 2016, 13:57 ET from Sterling Arbor LLC

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Arbor LLC, a well-known privately held tree-transplanting firm based in Minnesota, announced that it has a pending agreement to be acquired by Environmental Design, Inc., the global leader in large tree transplantation and legacy tree planting. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Sterling Arbor, founded by Jim Paul and based in Scandia, Minnesota, has become known over the years for legacy tree planting projects including the Lakewood Mausoleum, the Cargill corporate campus, and many private properties. The firm will continue to operate as Sterling Arbor in collaboration with Environmental Design.

"We are delighted to join forces with Environmental Design, the global leader in the tree transplanting industry," said Paul. "While continuing to pursue our own projects, we will now be able to draw on the resources and expertise of a company with a long history of technical innovation and a large fleet of tree-moving equipment. We look forward to utilizing this vast array of tree spades and other patented transplanting techniques and equipment."  

Paul Cox, VP of Environmental Design, noted that the company is proud of its record of developing some of the world's most distinctive landscapes through the transplanting and supply of specimen trees for a wide range of public and private clients. "Bringing Sterling Arbor into the fold adds a company with its own proud record of accomplishment and innovation. We are delighted to have them join us."

About Sterling Arbor

Founded in 1988 and now based in Scandia, Minnesota, Sterling Arbor sources trees from select nurseries throughout the country, selected to meet landscape architect project specifications. In addition to transplanting trees with large tree spades, the company grows trees in boxes and manufactures large plaza planters. Website:

About Environmental Design

Based in Tomball, Texas, Environmental Design Inc. is the global leader in the large tree transplanting industry and has developed and patented transplanting methods and equipment. The privately held company has led the drive to apply technology to tree transplanting, including designing the world's largest on-site hydraulic tree spade and the world's largest highway-legal tree spade, as well as transplanting the largest tree ever successfully moved. Recent projects include the 9/11 Memorial in New York and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. Website:

Jim Paul                                  

Paul Cox,    

Vice President                                

Sterling Arbor                            

Environmental Design, Inc.

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