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200-year-old palm faces the chop in Edinburgh Botanics renovations

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A Scottish horticulturist looking after a palm tree, growing for more than two centuries, says he can't bear to watch it being chopped down to make way for hot house renovations.

Simon Allan has been caring for the Sabal palm at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh for a decade.

More than 40,000 plants are being decanted from glasshouses as part of a multi-million pound upgrade.

The palm is too large to be removed in one piece and will be felled next week.

The 60ft (18 metre) palm is the oldest known plant in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

It is understood to have been transported nearly 4,000 miles from Bermuda to Germany before being shipped to the Port of Leith in 1810.


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It's alright, there's probably thousands of two centuries old palm trees all over the world.. Or maybe Simon can petition Her Majesty the queen to offer clemency for the trees... 


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