Meet Dave Muffly, Apple’s ‘Mothership’ campus arborist and tree whisperer

“A couple of years ago, when Steve Jobs appeared before the Cupertino, Calif., City Council to discuss Apple’s proposed new campus, he mentioned that the company had even hired a ‘senior arborist’ from Stanford,” Chris O’Brien reports for The Los Angeles Times.

“Since then, the identity of that arborist has remained a mystery. But no more,” O’Brien reports. “Meet Dave Muffly, Apple’s arborist and tree whisperer.”

O’Brien reports, “As part of his work, Muffly is overseeing one of the most audacious aspects of a project that has an epic, circular structure. As with all things Apple, the company’s attention to detail and precision when it comes to landscaping the campus is meticulous. And expensive. There are currently 4,506 trees on the site that Apple bought from Hewlett-Packard. Some of those will be boxed up and preserved for re-planting, probably stored elsewhere on the site. In addition, the company intends to increase the number of trees to 7,000.”

Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA

 

Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA
Apple's "Mothership" Campus 2 - Street view from East Homestead Road

 
Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA

 
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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