Monday, October 12, 2009

Public-private partnership relocates trees threatened by development; Fort Lauderdale, FL

Riverwalk replants Yankee Clipper trees -- South Florida
The weather was perfect for planting trees, landscape architect Robert Dugan said.

Dugan was standing on the red brick walkway alongside the New River on a recent Saturday, watching a monster crane hoist a 50-foot coconut palm from a flatbed and place it, ever so carefully, into a 5-foot-deep hole in the ground. But these palms weren't just any trees.

Fourteen palms from the now-shuttered Yankee Clipper Hotel are being preserved and replanted near Riverwalk as part of the Riverwalk Trust's Tree Harmony program.

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