2008-11-11

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Update: Read How to move a 200-ton Ginkgo, 2008-11-18


If I'd known this was already underway, I would have made a visit when we were there last Friday. The Ginkgo to be relocated to make room for BBG's new Visitor's Center has been balled and wrapped, all 200 tons of it:
The process to start moving the tree began in the spring, when the garden hired Perfection Tree Experts to make the move. During that time, the company scored a big circle around the tree to prepare its roots.
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After the pruning was completed in the spring, the tree was given time for its roots to strengthen, and on Monday, Locke started digging around the tree and preparing it for the move, which they are hoping will be complete by the end of this week.
- A Tree Moves in Brooklyn, Sarah Tobol, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2008-11-11

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A Tree Moves in Brooklyn, Sarah Tobol, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2008-11-11

3 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I am still trying to fathom moving 200 tons of tree. Wow.

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

I got some photos yesterday which I hope to publish later today. The root "ball" - more like a giant lozenge - is at least 12 feet across.

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Update: See How to move a 200-ton Ginkgo, 2008-11-18