5 Year Anniversary of the Old Glory Transplant
Well since I’m sure nothing else is going on today, especially not in the Washington, D.C. area, I thought I would do a little anniversary post. : )
Five years ago today the Senna Tree Company moved an 180 year old oak tree, affectionately called “Old Glory”, out of the way of a construction site in Pico Canyon, California to a new home 1/4 mile away. With a height of 58 feet and a branch span of 104 feet, Old Glory is the world record for the largest tree transplanted. It took a total of 128 tires (16 8-wheel dollies) to move an estimated load of 250 tons. The effort cost more than a million dollars.
Old Glory Being Moved
Prior to the move, the tree had weathered a three year drought. Its new home was going to separate the tree and the stream it got its water from. There was concern how the tree would fare after the move. Here’s a shot from Flickr from this past May:
Pico Canyon Oak, aka “Old Glory”, 4 Years After the Move (Photo by tkksummers)
Still alive and well!
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