Record tree via Zeebrugge

On Tuesday afternoon there was some remarkable transport coming through the port of Zeebrugge. The biggest tree, a sixty year old plane tree, ever transplanted travelled on a special truck from MAT Transport from Hulshout via Hull to Warrington near Liverpool. There the tree was replanted in the garden of Winwick Park, a green area near a luxurious housing project. 
The unusual replanting immediately warrants a placing in the Guinness Book of Records. The tree, 17.8 metres tall with a stem circumference of 105 cm, left Arbor Nurseries in Hulshout near Aarschot on Tuesday morning. Its life expectancy is some 250 years.
The event attracted international attention, partly because the whole operation was followed from nearby by the ex-world popstar Kim Wilde, who is now presenting a gardening programme on TV.