Palm tree finds new home
SIXTY years in the making and worth more than $20,000 – the Mansfield Shire luckily did not have to wait for their newly acquired palm tree to grow up.
Instead, they have acquired the 17 metre monster and successfully re-housed it to the Mansfield Botanic Park after a generous local donation.
“A resident from Reynolds Street was putting on extensions to her home and it was in the way,” Mansfield Shire Council field works coordinator Tim Davidson said.
“She offered it to us as long we removed it.
“It’s a real coup for the council … it’s a great tree.”
It took a digger, crane, truck, police escort and more than 10 hours of man power to achieve, but the palm now sits happily in its new home.
“These trees are very good to transplant,” Mr Davidson said.
“They have a high success rate so hopefully ours will thrive.”
ON THE MOVE: The Mansfield Shire Council relocated a 17 metre palm tree last week.