Huge oak trees installed as part of Kings Cross transformation

by | Oct 14, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

A 12-metre high oak  tree is lowered into position near Kings Cross as part of the greening of the area around the north London station once better known for pimps than parks.

It is the first of around 400 that will be planted around the 67-acre site in the latest phase of the transformation of one of London’s most vibrant new districts by developer Argent.

The 63-year-old Quercus Palustris – or swamp oak – travelled from a nursery in Germany on the back of a truck. It had to cross the Channel by ferry as it was too wide to fit in the Channel Tunnel and even had its own “tree passport.”

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