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Re: Moving a mature Ginkgo tree

Subject: Re: Moving a mature Ginkgo tree
From: Scott Cullen
Date: Dec 08 2006 12:56:06
Chris, I think it was also published as a journal paper by Prof. C.Y. Jim... 
either in Arboricultural Journal or Journal of Arboriculture.  But these 
large moves are becoming fairly routine in North America.  Have a look at the 
following URL

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chris Hastie 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 7:49 AM
  Subject: RE: Moving a mature Ginkgo tree

  Reply interwoven with original for context.
  On 07 December 2006 23:45, Jeremy Wright wrote:

  > In order to provide room for access to a small housing
  > development, there is a proposal to move a mature Ginkgo tree
  > about 2.5m.  The tree is probably 80 or more years old, has a
  >  crown diameter of 9.8m, trunk diameter of 0.64, and height
  > of 16m.  There is a TPO on the tree. The proposal states a 2
  > year preparation period for moving the tree during which the
  > roots will be pruned in segments.  A 5 year watering period has been
  > included 

  I recall a talk at conference a few years back - one of the Exeter ones
  I believe - about moving some huge great tree to make room for an
  extension to the race course in Hong Kong. They excavated around the
  thing, boxed the root ball up, some how got railway bogeys underneath it
  and laid track along the root they wanted to move it. Extraordinary
  feat, but I've no idea if the tree survived the experience.

  Chris Hastie
  Strategy Officer (Arboriculture)
  Warwick District Council

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