5 Responses to “When engineers do bonsai”

  1. dearieme July 10, 2012 at 16:16 Permalink

    When was it done? Is it still alive?

  2. wiggiatlarge July 10, 2012 at 16:32 Permalink

    I can speak with knowledge on this sort of thing , it’s not uncommon and was being done in the Capability Brown era, normally no problems with good aftercare, many of the big tree nurseries supply stock that big but in smaller containers as they have been root pruned regularly as they grow.

  3. JD July 10, 2012 at 18:20 Permalink

    transplanting fully grown trees is quite common in Spain
    I remember when this plaza was converted from a patch of bare earth into a garden-
    http://wiki.worldflicks.org/jardines_de_san_fernando.html
    ….they built the church first and then, within a few days, it was fully landscaped as you see it there.

  4. Chuckles July 10, 2012 at 19:40 Permalink

    I can’t speak for the UK, but in other parts of the world it’s very common.
    For the Sun City casino/entertainment complex in Southern Africa, they created about 60 acres of forests and rainforests in what was savannah thornveld grassland.
    They transplanted about 1.2 million trees and plants from all over the country, some of the trees up to 40 tons…

  5. wiggiatlarge July 10, 2012 at 19:46 Permalink

    JD your comment about Spain is typical of the continent in general, municipal tree planting is done with much larger stock than the UK and explains why the nurseries that supply these trees/shrubs are nearly all in Holland, Belgium and Italy plus an exceptional one near Hamburg in Germany, even the British nurseries that supply this “mature” stock import it with a few exceptions, the German nursery supplied a job I was involved with in the late eighties with topiary yews that then cost 15K+ and were over 4mts no UK people had anything near.

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