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Post  Mr Miyagi on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:20 pm

Hi IBC,

Found this and thought it interesting.

http://frontpage.woodland-trust.org.uk/ancient-tree-forum/news/newsinfo/olive.htm

Wouldn't mind one of these in my garden. Not that it would fit.

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Post  Bob Pressler on Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:37 pm

Very cool. It's pretty amazing how they can move such a large ancient tree. I've seen it done here with native Oaks that were moved for devolpment.
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Post  Mr Miyagi on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Hi Bob, How big were the Oaks? Quercus have huge root systems. Must have been a mammoth job! Would love to see that.
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Post  Bob Pressler on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:51 pm

Big-several hundred year old ones. It usually takes them 2 years from the initial side cutting of the roots. Then they leave it in place and over time undercut and then finally lift them, it's pretty amazing to see. They have it down pat too--I think the success rate is 80-85 % survival.
There are a couple of pictures here http://www.lacrestatree.com/index.php/services
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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:24 am

What an incredible project to undertake. I love to hear how people love their trees! cheers
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