Last two trees from former South Central Farm site moved to Huntington

Finishing an unfortunate but necessary job that began last December, Farmlab and ValleyCrest Landscape moved last night and early this morning the final two trees from the site of the former South Central Farm over to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden.

Farmlab had purchased the 110 trees that hadn’t been bulldozed in July 2006 from the landowner of the former SC Farm site. The various fruit and other trees were boxed and brought for safe-keeping to the Huntington six months ago; the two largest trees – both California Black Walnut Trees – were kept on site and un-boxed for as long as possible. In order to accommodate the oversized truckloads, the trees had to travel the city streets after midnight. Curious onlookers, friends of the former farm, and Farmlab and ValleyCrest team members participated in various ceremonies and vigils marking the two trees’ departure. The trees begin their new lives at the Huntington early Wednesday morning.

More information and photos will follow in this space soon.

Also: Previous press release, from December and a list of trees.



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