Old Glory - 400+ Year old Oak Tree

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    400-year-old oak that was occupied for more than two months by a demonstrator (John Quigley, 42, climbed into the tree November 1 2002) trying to save the tree from a housing development

    The tree was move to its current location (January 2004 ), a park in Stevenson Ranch about 1/2 mile from its original location

    Article on anniversary of move
    Five years ago today (01/20/2009) 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.

    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 May 2008.

    *** UPDATE***
    As of May 2011 they are getting ready to remove the fence. the tree is faring very well.

    Vicky TGAW and RacheloftheSmiths added this photo to their favorites.

    1. NewTreeTree 47 months ago | reply

      How many new trees could someone plant in 4 months?

      Wouldnt that help the envoriment way more?

    2. tkksummers 47 months ago | reply

      I don't look at this so much for the environment, as this is a piece of history. And it is always a shame to lose a piece of history/heritage do the pocket books of some corporations.

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