The iconic Bracken House palm trees have been given a new home at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
The seven palms were expected to take more than a week to transport but the enormous task was completed in two days.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo facilities and asset operations manager Kath Oke said the plan had been in the pipeline since March, when A1 Tree Service's Chris Reynolds was first contacted for a quote about removing the palms.
Having helped the zoo transport the trees before, his first thought was to contact them first and see if they had use for the palms.
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It would not only mean Bracken House didn't have to pay to have the trees cut down, but Dubbo zoo would have giant palms they otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford.
"They're an iconic tree for Dubbo. When you mention the palms at Bracken House everyone knows what you're you're talking about. We estimated that they're 45 to 50-years-old so it's exciting to be able to keep their lives going," Ms Oke said.
Ms Oke said the planning took months to ensure every scenario was covered, inducing even small details like getting each tree to be facing the same way they were at Bracken House.
But despite a few tense moments the trees have already been installed at The Waterhole - the new cafe the zoo is developing at the midway point of the circuit.
Ms Oke said she was blown away when she saw them framing the entrance to the under construction cafe on Wednesday morning.
"It was one of those moments when you go 'wow, it looks fantastic'," she said.
The facilities and asset operations manager said she was grateful to all those who were involved in the process. It was great to have the entire skill set needed for the task in Dubbo, Ms Oke said.