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Friday, October 22, 2010

Monkey Puzzle Move

In September 2008 I showed you the Hattersley Monkey Puzzle Tree and two weeks later another view of it.

The tree had been planted in the garden of a house on Garnett Road. The houses were demolished in 2008 as part of a planned redevelopment of the Hattersley Estate. The tree which had been a treasured local landmark for many years was allowed to remain.

Now Tesco have been granted planning permission to develop the site. At much expense, the iconic tree was moved yesterday to a green space on the opposite side of Ashworth Lane.

Further photographs of the move can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra and also on my photoblog sithenah.

3 comments: said...

I hope it will survive the removal. There is a nice saying: "You cannot shift an old tree without it dying." It is taken literally.

Cezar and Léia said...

They work hard and the rain is coming quickly!
Happy weekend,

Tom said...

I hope it survives Gerald... not to sure about why it was moved.... and quite worried about the superstore that is being built there... it will only result in more shop closures for Hyde

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