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Moving to the Arboretum

On 6 June 2000

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Biology Student, Ed Read (6'4" tall), with Titan Arum in the Greenhouse hours before it was moved to the Arboretum for public display.

Leo, Chris, and Greg driving a small cart with bud in back

Loaded it up on the cart and drove very slowly through campus to the Arboretum. From left to right: Leo Song, Chris Barnhill, & Greg Dyment.

Same, a closer view.

three men posing with bud in cart

Same, still a closer view. On their way to the Arboretum, lots of people asked about the plant.

Chris holding up the shade cloth as they drive under the shade stucture

The plant was so tall when it was on the cart that Chris Barnhill had to hold up the shade cloth while Greg slowly backed the cart into the shaded area.

Chris holding up shade cloth as they slowly drive under

Still holding up the shade cloth.

man holding up shade cloth

Still holding up the shade cloth. Good thing they didn't have to drive very far.

Three men removing large pot from cart

Lifting the plant from the cart. From left, Leo Song, Chris Barnhill, and Glen Williams.

Three men posing for photo as they remove inflorescence from cart

"Hold it just a little while longer while I take more photos."

Leo standing next to large bud

Proud Papa Leo Song and his baby, resting comfortably at the Arboretum.

Leo making face as he stands next to bud while holding out his left had as if he were holding a pitch fork

Leo imitates the famous painting, American Gothic by Grant Wood. Too bad we couldn't find a pitchfork for him to hold.

Revised 01, June 2006.