Located on the most frequented entrance into the Old City of Dubrovnik hundreds of thousands of people walk passed this iconic tree every day. A systematic inspection of the Plane tree on the Pile Gate in front of the Old City has been going on for the past few days.
The tree surgeons have given the Dubrovnik Plane tree the thumbs up and commented that it is in a god state of health. Some of the old and dead branches were cut away to remove the risk of them falling on passers-by. The health check was carried out by a private company from Zagreb along with assistance from the Forestry University from Zagreb.
- This oriental plane tree has a beautifully developed crown. We have been working on reducing the load on the tree and to prevent possible breaks in the future. During the tomography and resistance tests it was found that tree has a healthy trunk that is not compromised by cavities inside – commented a representative of the tree surgeon company.
And the wood that was cut away will not be wasted, the plan is to make souvenirs from the branches that were cut off during the restoration process of this 200-year-old tree.