Here's your "Live Oak Style"

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Here's your "Live Oak Style"

Post  BonsaiJim on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:06 pm

This old live oak tree has been subject to debate for many months as it stood in the way of progress aka road widening. Glad they are doing the right thing albeit probably not the best time of year... Anyhow.. saw the move shot on the front page and said "Wow if THAT'S not some bonsai imagery!" Very Happy



http://galvestondailynews.com/story/320554

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Post  marcus watts on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:11 pm

i think an unglazed oval with a nice dribbly glaze would look better Very Happy

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Post  Poink88 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Similar to this heritage oak tree relocation... Wink

http://www.bigreddog.com/heritage-tree-relocation-at-oak-meadows-vmu-project-in-austin-texas/


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Post  cbobgo on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:19 pm

I'd like to get that crew out to my place to help with repotting.

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Post  BonsaiJim on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:25 pm

Wonder what the survival rate is going to be... they relocated several "adult" oaks on our campus due to construction- but again despite my conversations with the landscape manager 2 years in advance about prep work and timing they did it in July-Aug and I think 50% or more died. Not that they would have survived Hurricane Ike's salt water bath anyway...

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Post  drgonzo on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:47 pm

I like how they displayed the tree with those 'to scale" crane trucks and the little people....

Oh wait.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:53 pm

Thanks for posting these great pics of BIG trees being a pain in the b@## of 'progress'. They remind me of a giant Acer palmatum that was moved from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney into the Chinese gardens at Darling Harbour. Aftercare is even more important with giant trees like this, the maple was shrouded in shade cloth for 3yrs to allow it to get good roots down without being too stressed by the hotter more humid climate.

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Post  Fore on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:45 pm

Wow! Conservation attempts in Texas no less! Amazing! (I can say this as I lived in Houston for over 20 yrs and conservation is something hardly ever considered there.) I hope this survives...but this time of yr? I agree, 50/50.

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Post  JMcCoy on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:06 am

Fore on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:45 am

Wow! Conservation attempts in Texas no less! Amazing! (I can say this as I lived in Houston for over 20 yrs and conservation is something hardly ever considered there.)

True, but this is Austin! Wink Doesn't happen that often, but probably more times here than you'd think!

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Post  BonsaiJim on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:41 pm

JMcCoy wrote:
Fore on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:45 am

Wow! Conservation attempts in Texas no less! Amazing! (I can say this as I lived in Houston for over 20 yrs and conservation is something hardly ever considered there.)

True, but this is Austin! Wink Doesn't happen that often, but probably more times here than you'd think!

Actually this happening just south of Houston...

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Post  Poink88 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:00 pm

BonsaiJim wrote:Actually this happening just south of Houston...
I think Joey is referring to the one I posted (which was done during late winter/early spring - February). I know it was done a few times here...not always these size though.

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Post  Fore on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:19 pm

Glad to hear it guys! There are some drop dead gorgeous oaks in Houston and Galveston, as well as the rest of the state. Good for you Texas! Wink

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Post  BonsaiJim on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:04 pm

Aaah got confused!

There aren't too many of those great oaks left on the island- Ike saw to that... the ones left are struggling- time will tell if their roots will recover.

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Post  JMcCoy on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:13 pm

I think it's great whenever a large tree like these are saved! I'll bet that every oak is precious in Galveston now after Ike. As far as I've heard, our tree-moving here has only been for Live Oaks.. probably they're more precious in this area because of the pervasive oak wilt wiping out swaths of them.

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