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TRANSPLANT OF A mature CEIBA Speciosa specimen

Ceiba Speciosa, or Palo borracho is a deciduous tree that loses its leaves with the arrival of cold (mid-autumn or winter). Its planting in city parks and gardens is quite common in the Dominican Republic and other parts of Latin America.

On this occasion, we present the transplant of a mature Ceiba Speciosa tree, a tree native to the tropical forests of the Dominican Republic.

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Given the height and thickness of the tree, specifically requested by our client, we selected a specimen that was in an area that was difficult to access for the machinery necessary for its extraction, given that said specimen was also in very good health.

The transplant began with training pruning on the upper branches in order to prepare the tree to meet the demands of road transport in the Dom. Rep.

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With the use of heavy machinery, the direction and coordination of our team and collaborators, we were able to successfully extract it and mount it on the truck to achieve a transplant and sprout from the tree.

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An enveloping mesh was placed to protect the root ball during transport.

Then, we prepared the hole where the tree would be placed.

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Its origin is tropical so it does not tolerate low temperatures. Its planting is recommended in areas with mild winters, typical of the Mediterranean or coastal areas (where it is commonly used).

It is a demanding tree in lighting. Given its rapid growth and the great height it reaches, it likes to be in an isolated and spacious space in the garden with high light input, free of walls and obstacles that generate shade.

Finally, this great specimen was allowed to sprout in its new location, so we are proud to give this beautiful tree a new home to thrive and flourish.

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Curious fact: In the Dominican Republic, the trunk of the Ceiba was used, since the time of the indigenous people, to make cayucos, which were one-piece boats, due to the lightness of their wood.

Historically, tradition indicates that the moorings of Christopher Columbus' ships were tied to a Ceiba tree in the Ozama River and that there is still an old trunk of that Ceiba, already petrified, in the old Santo Domingo dock.

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