Moving Old Glory
On this day 14 years ago, the world record for the largest transplanted tree was set by an Oak Tree from Pico Canyon, California known as “Old Glory”. On January 20 1994, the Senna Tree Company moved the tree about a 1/4 of a mile to save it from a development project. At the time of its move, Old Glory was 58 feet tall, had a 104 foot wide branch span and weighed over 415 tons.
I stumbled upon a YouTube video highlighting the transport effort:
And here is a Creative Commons Flickr picture taken on May 12, 2008 by tkksummers. Fourteen years after its move, the tree is still full of leaves.
Old Glory – May 2008 (Photo by tkksummers)