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Post  mark2014 on Sun May 25, 2014 11:05 am

Hi there, Im new to this site and to the world of owning a Bonsai, Im living in Western Australia and own a young Bonsai, I'm moving back to the UK, and want to bring it with me..???? My first thought is not a chance they will let it in..! but thought i would ask you guys. Ive grown attached to the little tree and want to keep it.... HELP.?

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Post  tucker on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Sorry Mark-no chance of getting it through costoms.Best bet to leave it with another bonsai friend

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Post  mark2014 on Sun May 25, 2014 12:01 pm

thanks mate i thought as much, gutted.....

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Post  Rick36 on Sun May 25, 2014 12:27 pm

Hi Mark! That response is not strictly true. Depending on how "gutted" you now are, there is a ray of hope if you - at least - want to try. You will need a "Phytosanitary Certificate", available in your present country from whatever is the local equivalent of our Min of Ag or Defra. It says the plant is in good health, but of course a lot will depend on what species it is. You could check www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/imports/travellers.cfm - it is quite clear on what you can and cannot do., and also refers you to other docs of explanation. I'd treat it as a challenge if it was mine but depends how much effort you are prepared to make. Just as a matter of interest, what is the species? Presumably it would live in our variable (!) climate, or you would not be asking. Good luck!! Rick.

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Post  Rick36 on Sun May 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Here you go - www.daff.gov.au)...)Plants and Plant Products. All you need to know!! Cheers.

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Post  mark2014 on Sun May 25, 2014 1:26 pm

its a ficus bonsai, i left it out the back in 40 degree sun and nearly killed it 2 years ago, it dropped all the leaves and it looked like a stick in a pot, since then i have brought it back and shaped it really well, it would be such a shame just to give it away after the time i have spent on it, i will deff look into this, thank you... there is a glimmer of hope, i know they are a cheap beginner tree, but I'm attached to this one :-)

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Post  Rick36 on Sun May 25, 2014 1:54 pm

That's one problem you will not have over here!!

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