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Leaf it to the experts

[ September 14, 2012   //   ]

Abnormal Load Services certainly weren’t stumped when they moved Angela Palmer’s Ghost Forest Project from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne, Camarthanshire.

Thirteen rain forest tree stumps were originally transported from a tropical rainforest in Ghana in 2009 and have been touring the country to raise public awareness of the connection between deforestation and climate change.

Denya, the biggest and heaviest stump measued 8 metres long, 5 metres wide, 4.40 metres high and weighed 20 tonnes. The tree stumps were moved from Oxford to Wales using five specialist trailers early in the day to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

ALS also carried out a route survey including: removal of street furniture, notification to police and arranging a police escort.

ALS’ operations team have taken full responsibility for the planning and execution of several phases of this project from original import into the UK via Tilbury, to London’s Trafalgar Square, on to Copenhagen in 2009 and then back to storage at ALS’ Hull yard before their journey continued to Oxford.

Truly, a tree-mendous effort.

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