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jacs4jacs4 Posts: 3



Just bought our first family home, which needs a lot of work. It has a 20ft approx Monkey puzzle tree in the middle of the small back garden. It’s beautiful. Sadly it’s just not practical to keep it and allow our little boy to play around it. Does anyone know if its possible to sell it? I’d feel far too sad to cut it down, but as we’re planning building work it will need to be moved anyway. Any advice? Many thanks in advance.




  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,534

    I suppose it would be theoretically possible.

    There are machines that can dig out whole trees but you would need to consider access and space etc.

    The cost would probably be prohibitive as well.

    You would not get back what you pay out and even then the tree may not survive.

    It seems a shame but cutting it down maybe the best option I'm afraid.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • jacs4jacs4 Posts: 3

    Thank you kindly.

  • Don't know the girth of the trunk but perhaps this might be an idea ... if it has to go it would be nice to have a memento ...... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • jacs4jacs4 Posts: 3

    Many thanks for your help.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    Originating from damp S.American Araucaria forests , it doesn't really do it justice in its current situation . Terrible thing to say but maybe get rid? It will ultimately get massive .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    PS Our local garden centre are selling three-foot trees @ £139-00 (!)

    That would be worth several thousand if possible to move image

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    I am well aware of the conditions requisite for optimum growth on Araucarias !

    I was quoting a hypothetical price for the size of a semi-mature tree should one like that be available .

    Thankyou for your comments !

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