• Short Summary

    A grown tree is planted in an urban London street; we see how it is lifted from a forest and transported.

  • Description

    Holborn, London.

    Various shots show adults and children digging a huge hole on what looks like part of a cleared bomb site in an urban area; a small boy sprays water into the hole with a hose. A fully grown tree arrives on a lorry and is lowered into the ground by the truck apparatus.

    In a forest we see men digging up a tree, winding rope around it to stop the bark from being damaged when it is lifted by a clamp. Several shots of them attaching the clamp and lifting the tree out of the ground. One of the men gets into a Land Rover and tows the clamp and tree off. M/S of the trees in the forest (I think they are Silver Birch).

    Note: information on file says the tree was planted next the the Cubitt Playpark, a former bomb site that was turned into a garden and playground by local residents. I hope it is still there!

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    187.06
    Media URN:
    2749
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:00:00 / 01:36:19:00
    Canister:
    CP 397

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