Bizarre sight on the black sea: 47-metre tree being shipped
24 March, 2016
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For the first time in the history of Georgia a giant tree has been placed on a ship vertically and moved from one place to another. 47 meter high-tree named African Tuliptree, aso known as Fountain Tree, that weighs around 50 tons has been replanted from Tsikhisdziri to Guria by company Zimo, apparently by the order of former Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili.

It is noteworthy that representatives
of different organizations, including Guerrilla gardening Tbilisi, were against replanting the 200-year-old trees from their original location and actively protested the decision, yet relocation works have still been carried out. The two cargos were involved in the replacement works that carried the tree over 150 meters and brought to the shore. Here we present to you the photos depicting this process.

Photo courtesy of Giga Savchenko
Video by Nino Khozrevanidze
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Photo courtesy of Batumelebi newspaper

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