Largest tree transplanted
Yonggyeri Ginko
Korea (South) Yonggye-ri
The largest tree to be transplanted was Yonggyeri Ginko, a gingko tree (Gingko biloba) aged 750 years and measuring 29 m (95 ft 1.73 in) tall, 33 m (108 ft 3.21 in) wide (branch-span), estimated to weigh 1,250 metric tonnes (2.75 million lb) and with a trunk girth of 13 m (42 ft 7.81 in). The listed tree, located in Yonggye-ri, Gilan-myoun, Andong, Kyungbuk, South Korea, was lifted 17.5 m (57 ft 4.97 in) upwards by Daeji Development Co. Ltd (South Korea) to prevent the risk of submergence following the construction of the Imha Dam. Due to the complexity of the procedure, the transplantation process lasted almost four years, from November 1990 to October 1994.