Amazing tall palm tree transplant in Victoria, BC
This 25 year old palm tree was planted too close to a Victoria home and grew into power lines. The owner wanted to cut down the tree. A friend told the owner that I could give it a home. So we moved the tree into my garden. It is a mature Windmill palm (male specimen). We took off at least half the fronds and most of the flowers to make up for root loss.
I tied a tow line and we felled the palm. Dragged it out on a paved surface and then loaded the tree into a cube van. The tree took a short trip on the Trans-Canada to it's new home 15 km away. It took 4 men to stand the palm. It is over 20' tall so it makes for an instant palm surprising the neighbours.
Info for BC coastal gardeners: Many of you have noticed fan palms in milder areas. Most of them are Trachycarpus fortunei like this mature tree. This is not the tallest palm in Greater Victoria but it is fully BC grown. Mother Nature has done a great job on Vancouver Island when it comes to this tree.
Here is a link that might be useful: Tall palm tree transplant on Vancouver Island