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Old February 3rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Default Where can I go to get palm trees free

Where can I go to get palm trees free? Like over seas or something. Seeing if anyone knew or if anyone has traveled and scene places where exotic palm trees are just every where and how I could get them back to me in the states. This sounds illegal or something ha...IS IT? ha ha
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
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Default Where can I go to get palm trees free

Usually places they are native to are where they are found growing like weeds by the seeds the animals eat and you know what. Try researching areas and if your are traveling any time soon maybe you can knock out two birds with one stone.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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Default stop being a cheapo

buy some palm trees and stimulate our economy. I bought a few. Some small ones for my home.
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the palms native too the southeastern states grow everywhere in the forest from myrtle beach sc all the way too florida sabal minors most common but sabal palmetto is seen from charleston in the wild too florida ,BUT they are EXSTREAMLY hard too digg up because the roots are so deep so you mite need some help heheh not sure if its illegal probrobly is unless you ask permission too digg
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Old March 27th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Default wouldnt mind some sabal minors

What I could do is buy those orange vest landscapers sometimes use to pretend I am working. That way I could avoid the LAW! Isn't there another species called Saw Palmetto that is common in florida?
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Old April 10th, 2009, 06:08 AM
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Default why do you call yourself JackMackin?

just curious? Oh and Hello
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:18 PM
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haha you could lol just look like your werkin hard haha ,there sure is a saw palmetto in florida but i found out there exstreamly hard to transplant haha ,but we just got in all kinds of palms at homedepott for really cheap!!! all cold-hardy 3g for 14$ each i grabbed a bunch !!! too bad they were all gone when i went back three days later lol oh and i got a 15g for 79& !! WOOOHOOO!!!!
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Were they silver saw palmetto? or the green kind
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Default Places for free palm trees

Jackmackin:

When I go on vacation to subtropical places (like LA or San Diego) I look for palm trees in public parks. Often I can get fresh seeds for some relatively rare stuff (at least for where I live) - Arenga Engleri, Howea Forsteriana, etc.
Sometimes there are pups underneath the palm trees and I take these too where it's not too conspicuous and it's obvious they're not planted there intentionally. I suppose one could do this with cuttings too, but I'm not very good at rooting them,so I haven't.
All of these methods work for more than just palm trees; my latest trip to Santa Barbara yielded carob seeds, cattley guavas, ficus macrophylla (by the 100s) and what might be ice cream bean tree pods. I've planted them up and am waiting for them to sprout.
Hope this helps, and happy scavenging
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Default There is a way to bring seeds/trees into the US legally...

I collect my seeds and trees while on vacation in tropical destinations. Here are the steps to bringing seeds and trees into the US legally:

1. After collecting you seeds you will need to remove the fruit from them and allow them to dry. Trees you will need to wash all the dirt from their roots.

2. Take you seeds/trees to the local department of agriculture for that country and they will inspect them for you and issue a pytosanitary certification, pyto cert for short.

3. Declare them when going through US Customs, show them the certificate, and presto, you have free seeds and trees.

Now I must warn you, technically you are required to have an importing permit, but they usually don't ask to see it. But you're better off just getting a permit from the beginning. It's free and really simple to get, it's just another step to take and it takes a few weeks to get. I got mine and it was worth it, the permit is good for 5 years.
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