tree looks out across the athletic field
following its recent transplant from
a lower location to the top of the hill next to the running
was moved using a new method in which an "air spade"
removes soil from the plant's roots with a powerful
jet of air, allowing for extraction from the ground
without damage to its fine roots, explained Michael
Marcotrigiano, director of the Botanic Garden. "When
fine roots are preserved and the tree is immediately
moved to the new location, the outcome can be better,"
he said, "because water uptake is primarily from fine
roots and having more of them keeps the transplanting
shock to a minimum."
background, the ground surface is being prepared for
tree transplant was conducted last week by the local
tree care company C. L. Frank & Company.