Sunday, November 22, 2009

Humping Hackberry





If you have been transplanting trees of late you will spare a thought for those tasked with transplanting a large specimen tree within the Catalan city of Barcelona (about 135km south of us).

The Lledoner tree as it is known in Catalunya is better known internationally as Celtis Austalis or the Hackberry measured 4’0” in diameter and weighed 60 metric tonnes with it’s root ball intact.

The Hackberry was transported on a gondola supported on a tree platform (see pictures)

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