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Post  YukiShiro on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:23 pm

Greetings

Was wondering, me being in South Africa, if it's at all possible to import trees? I am looking for a Brazilian raintree specifically, but it's not for sale around here Neutral
Anyone know how? Where? Etc?

Thanx in advance
Adele

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:47 pm

Well they grow fairly quickly from seed, BUT importing plants varies by country. Many countries have VERY strict rules about imports. I would worry about a tree making the trip by mail unless it was an express delivery of some kind. I would think some of this would be covered in your classes toward a horticultural degree.
BTW, there are a number of people in SA that do Bonsai and some clubs. There were SA folks on my trip to Japan in 2011 and to China 2010.

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Post  YukiShiro on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:34 pm

I am only going to start with the studies from January 2013. I can't find a tree of that species anywhere around here

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:43 pm

If I were serious about this I would contact the local SA authorities about plant import rules and then contact some overseas growers. I can help with that part. I don't grow but do know the grandson of the American who introduced Brazilian Raintree to Bonsai and I have three of them in my personal collection.
This is not mine. But a fellow in our club.

This is one of my Raintrees.

My tree is blooming and if it sets seed I would be happy to send some to SA if we can work out the legal aspects.

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Post  YukiShiro on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:53 pm

That would be super! I've been searching for this type of tree for over 10 years!!! You'd be my hero if we can arrange it! I will try and contact someone to help with the legal things. Thanx soooooo much!
Those trees are breathtaking Shocked AMAZING!

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