Coconut palm being removed to allow for road construction
Close up of Coconut palm being removed from where it had been growing
Palm being positioned onto the low bed trailer note the large amount of roots, once the palms were lying down on the trailer the leaves were sprayed with wiltproof to reduce transperation so as to give them a better chace of survival.
The first of five palms being lowered into it's new home
The first of five palms that were successfully transplanted the largest of the palms seen here weighed together with the soil in the root ball 11 tons as shown on the crane load meter
Please take note of the large amount of compost remaining for the last two palms to be planted, if large trees being transplanted are expected to live and to thrive then care must be taken to make sure every thing possible is done to improve their chances of successfully being transplanted. Here I transplanted 5 Coconut palms which did not show any signs of stress and continued to grow better in their new home than where they had been before, unlike those that were transplanted onto the Durban Beachfront in the run up to the 2010 Football World Cup where a large percentage died due to a total lack of knowlege and care.