Rare footage of the tree in ‘The Tree of Life’ prior to relocation for filming- Part 1 of 3

The 100 year-old live oak, located 8 miles outside of Smithville, Texas was selected by The Tree of Life director Terrence Malick to serve as the pivotal tree in the film. The tree was estimated to weigh 65,000 pounds.

In this three-part series, part one shows an aerial view of the live oak while being prepared to be transported to Smithville.