jubaea kew

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jubaea kew

Post by medjool » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:33 pm

Hello
today reading a book in the library,a year at kew,to my horror plans are afoot to fell the big jubaea as too big to move!
any sugestions!!!!!!


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Re: jubaea kew

Post by bobbyd44 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:39 pm

is that one in a glass house?? could they not move it outside!!!
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Post by medjool » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:56 pm

Yes thats right,the large one in the glass house!


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Re: jubaea kew

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:35 am

Yes I have heard this and it was discussed over on EPS, the problem is the sheer size and weight. The problems may be that so much of the Temperate house structure would have to be removed to fascilitate getting the removal machinery in, that it would probably become unstabe. I guess the decision has been made on the grounds of the one palm does not outweigh the value to Kew of the whole house. I am sure they will have thought long and hard about this.

It would be a magniscent sight out in the parkland but I guess it is not to be.

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Post by pete G » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:27 pm

So how much has it grown since it was last moved?

I remember seeing it in the 70s and I'm sure they have moved it since then.

Last time I saw it, it didn't look much bigger and that was only a couple of years ago.

Or is my memory playing tricks?
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Post by Adrian » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:58 pm

It comes down to funding, such an operation would take a massive effort and effort costs.
The glasshouse is also Grade 1 listed so the chance of taking out sections or the posibility of damage also comes into the story.
Although the likely outcome would be felling, the glasshouse lads havent given up all hope of a removal.

The Jub future is always first on the list of questions when we have our tea underground on the EPS meets there.
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Post by pete G » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:01 pm

The building might be grade 1 listed but without the plants its just that, another grade 1 listed building, we've got thousands of them, most of which have been practically reconstructed any way.
I'm sure if the right people were to want it moved, it would be done. :wink:
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Re: jubaea kew

Post by Danny Thomas » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:44 pm

I did a search and found two good topics on this on the Growing on the Edge forum

http://www.growingontheedge.net/viewtopic.php?t=1075

http://www.growingontheedge.net/viewtopic.php?t=2486


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Re: jubaea kew

Post by sam140 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:22 pm

This is a terrible shame. Could have had some foresight and common sense and moved it before it got that big and put in a new one. :shock:


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Post by redsquirrel » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:19 pm

i am lucky in having a small offspring from that tree,hoping and crossing everything that it pulls through after transplanting from nigels in the summer
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Post by jungle jas » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:36 pm

redsquirrel wrote:i am lucky in having a small offspring from that tree,hoping and crossing everything that it pulls through after transplanting from nigels in the summer
Red, how`s your little Jubaea doing?
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Re: jubaea kew

Post by pdid » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:39 am

They need to get Arlon round! He'd have it out in a jiffy with his bricks and parcel trolley :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: jubaea kew

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:02 am

I thought they planted another one in a neighbouring spot years ago as a ready replacement when time was up for Jubby. icon_scratch


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Post by leunerj » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:54 am

There is another one in the Temperate House just on the other side of the path that is trunking but it started growing on a severe angle and although it has straightened up now I'm not sure how stable it will be in the future with that massive weight to support??

Also, on the southern end of the Temperate House there are two large-ish jubaeas planted outside in the ground. They've been protecting them in winter and they're looking quite impressive now - starting to trunk.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:09 am

leunerj wrote:There is another one in the Temperate House just on the other side of the path that is trunking but it started growing on a severe angle and although it has straightened up now I'm not sure how stable it will be in the future with that massive weight to support??

Also, on the southern end of the Temperate House there are two large-ish jubaeas planted outside in the ground. They've been protecting them in winter and they're looking quite impressive now - starting to trunk.

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What are the top 5 things to see there?


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