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Do any issues suggest themselves to you as a result of this?
When was it done? Is it still alive?
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.
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-
….they built the church first and then, within a few days, it was fully landscaped as you see it there.
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…
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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