Large, 50 year old (ish) Acer - possible removal?
Hi folks (3rd time today - sorry!!).
My mother has this huge Acer in her front garden - it's approximately 50 years old and several metres wide. Quite possibly a Palmatum and an Atropurpureum at that (actually, something more akin to a Crimson Queen if I recall), but I can't provide specific details (we live 60 miles away - I'll ask her to take a leaf photo, or at least bring a leaf up with her next time she visits).
She now wants to get rid of it - she offered it to us, but we'd struggle to find the time (and space) to organised that (as much as I'd love it!!). She's therefore asked me if I could enquire as to the possibility of somebody taking it away (even selling it if feasible??).
I'm sure it wouldn't be an easy job, but I've no idea how she would go about selling it (or if not, paying someone to remove it for her). Attached a couple of pics she's sent me (two larger ones - and two smaller ones I've just noticed when I accessed my photos - I'd forgotten about this smaller acer).