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Naples resident Win Turner inspects a silk floss tree he planted over 65 years ago at a location now adjacent to the Naples Botanical Garden on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff

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Naples resident Win Turner inspects a silk floss tree he planted over 65 years ago at a location now adjacent to the Naples Botanical Garden on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff

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  • Naples resident Win Turner inspects a silk floss tree he planted over 65 years ago at a location now adjacent to the Naples Botanical Garden on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • John Dube, a horticulturalist with the Naples Botanical Garden, waters the roots of a silk floss tree adjacent to the gardens on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • John Dube, Win Turner and Kurt Van de Wouw, left to right, plan the excavation of a silk floss tree adjacent to the Naples Botanical Garden on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • John Dube, a horticulturalist with the Naples Botanical Garden, waters the roots of a silk floss tree with Naples resident Win Turner on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • John Dube, a horticulturalist with the Naples Botanical Garden, waters the roots of a silk floss tree adjacent to the gardens on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • Yordany Roque, left, and John Dube, horticulturalists with the Naples Botanical Garden, rope off and water the roots of a silk floss tree adjacent to the gardens on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff
  • John Dube, a horticulturalist with the Naples Botanical Garden, waters the roots of a silk floss tree adjacent to the gardens on Bayshore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Naples. Officials from the garden have begun the process of moving the tree into the gardens to make room for new infrastructure along the county right-of-way as part of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Project. Albers/Staff

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