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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jack Straw, May 27, 2010.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    The following is an ad from craiglist. I laughed at it because around here you just take a few small branches from a willow tree and stick them in the ground and they will grow rather quickly. I've never heard of any one actually buying a willow tree.










    "15' - 18' Willow Tree - $500 (Queensbury)

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    Da
    2010-05-27, 1:24PM EDT



    I have a very nice willow tree that stands about 15'-18' tall with many nice branches. The trunk is about 6" wide!!

    I ordered online about 8 years ago but it was supposed to be (and was labelled as) a butterfly bush. The first 3 years with no flowers I chalked up to being young and tried to move it away from my lawn as Nitrogen fertilizer will inhibit flowers on butterfly bushes. But as the trunk started turning yellow and the leaves took better shape, I realized it was a willow. I've intended to move it for years but never got around to it and I really have no where to put it. Will sell for $500 OBO if you come and remove it yourself.

    Great for wet areas as Willows LOVE water. I am all sand so it just doesn't make sense to try and keep.

    If you would like me to deliver it will cost $1700 total as I will need to rent some equipment to dig it out with and get some help.

    It is still small enough to handle with a skidsteer or tractor bucket, and certainly with a backhoe, but you will not be able to load this thing on a trailer or truck by hand. I can arrange for you to view the tree if interested. Send email with your contact info and we'll schedule a time.

    I'll take photos and post by the end of the weekend.
    Thanks! "

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Oh I think there is something very wrong here! wow
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I could sell red oaks, pines... oh man- what a business opportunity!
  4. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    Someone should email him and ask if for $3500 total he will replant it. Thats bizarro. But really, in this day and age, with the broad reach of CL, why not try to find a sucker?
  5. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    That tree may be 5 years old. :lol:


    Matt
  6. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Took him 8 years to make the ID on that tree eh? They say there is one in every town - he's hoping to find company perhaps :) Have to wonder how much he paid for the "butterfly bush."
  7. burntime

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    Pay the guy with monopoly money, he won't know the difference for years anyway :lol:
  8. bsearcey

    bsearcey New Member

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    What's really sad is this person actually thinks this Willow is worth it. From the CL ad I don't think he/she (probably a woman based on the emphasis in the ad) is trying to sucker somebody in. I think they believe this is a nice specimen tree and is worth that kind of $. I kinda feel sorry for the guy/gal.
  9. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    Whats that phone number ? Just kidding
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Indeed, what's the phone number? I have lots of butterfly bushes including a sucker with an 8" trunk (really).
  11. wsorg

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    Wow...only $500..great deal!

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