Thomas P. Harlan, long-time research associate and dendrochronologist at the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR), early member of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, and Jefferson Award winner, died Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
Workers move one of five pieces of the giant sequoia slice into the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building. The slice had been in storage at the Arizona State Museum. The tree from which the specimen came grew in California for 1,700 years.
A 2-ton giant sequoia slice moved to a new home on the UA campus Friday. Movers spent several hours using a crane and forklift to transport the 10-foot-diameter slice from the Arizona State Museum's south building to a flatbed tractor-trailer in five pieces.