Friday, November 21, 2008

A 'Pre'Historic Maneuver

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has relocated a 120 ton Ginkgo biloba tree to start construction on their new Visitor's Center. The new building will be located on the Washiongton Avenue entrance and takes up the space that was formerly the Herb Garden, which is being redesigned along Flatbush Avenue.

The following pictures show the undertaking in process. The massive tree was balled and burlapped, strengthened with steel pipes and prepared to be 'dragged' approxiamately 75 feet to its new home.

Photos courtesy of Dodo Loechle

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