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Ghost Forest Art Project Move

ALS (International) Ltd. has been involved in another extraordinary abnormal load movement.

6th January 2010

The careful transportation of rain forest tree stumps from a tropical rainforest in Ghana has been arranged by ALS for artist Angela Palmer’s ambitious “Ghost Forest” art project to raise public awareness of the connections between deforestation and climate change.

The Arts Council England and Deutsche Bank has sponsored for this project, which has involved the movement of the 10 tree stumps: Denya, Dahoma, Danta, African Mahogany and three varieties of Celtis, Hyedua and Wawa to several locations in the UK and Denmark, beginning their journey with ALS from Tilbury to London where they were placed in Trafalgar Square as an exhibition.

Semi low loader and low loader trailers have been used to move the trees. The largest tree “Denya” measuring 7.01m long, 5m wide, 4.20 m and weighing 20t has had to be reduced by a professional tree surgeon by over 2m in height and width to navigate UK and Danish roads.

A week later the trees made a further journey to Hull where they off loaded by a 175t/m hiab and kept in storage in preparation for their next journey.

The trees are to be reloaded with tree surgeons on site and shipped to Esbjerg before arriving at their next destination, Thorvaldsens Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark where they are to be displayed during the UN COP15 Global Climate Change Conference.

ALS’ operations team have taken full responsibility for the planning and execution of this project from Tilbury to London, Hull and on to Copenhagen working closely with approved suppliers to ensure a safe and controlled delivery within a specified timescale.

For further information please contact:

Mrs Jill Peacock – Group Marketing Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214

Mobile: + 44 (0) 7738 918821