Transplanting two champion specimens of mature Chinese banyans

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Abstract

Recent expansion of a urban-situated racecourse in Hong Kong proposed felling two champion specimens of mature Chinese Banyans (Ficus microcarpa). In response to public outcry, they were transplanted at great cost to a nearby site. The arboricultural-cum-engineering measures used to move the large trees, an unprecedented operation locally, are explained. The hydraulic approach conveying the trees held in 8 m diameter steel containers running on rails was workable but expensive. The impacts on the trees, and implications on the community's attitude towards trees and their welfare, are discussed. Copyright © 1995 International Society of Arboriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
JournalJournal of Arboriculture
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995

Citation

Jim, C. Y. (1995). Transplanting two champion specimens of mature Chinese banyans. Journal of Arboriculture, 21(6), 289-295.

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