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Post  jason on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:31 pm

Hi everyone,I have just been offered a 100 year old elm(estimated), for £40 pound sounds cheap i know but the seller was given it by a friend due to loosing interest and the new owner does not want it anymore and just wants rid!!my problem is that im in oxford and the tree is in scotland,so i was wondering if anybody new of any decent couriers that would be able to do this sort of trip and if it was worth it as i dont want to put the tree at unnessary risk of damage,as i cannot get too pick it up personally?any ideas appreciated,Jason

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:44 pm

Hello Jason. It is unlikely the Chinese Elm is 100 years old. Some sellers inflate the age as it interests buyers. As long as the tree is packaged really well, eg, taped into the pot, pot secured in the box and stuffed with bubble wrap or polystyrene so it cant move about in the box, any courier can be used. The seller is responsible for packaging.

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Post  jason on Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:08 pm

Thank for the advice Will,I do believe the seller is genuine and selling due to lack of interest,and therefore unsure of the exact details of the tree,I have seen pictures and the tree looks healthy and according to the details given is 18 inches tall(not including pot),the ad doesnt specify collection or delivery so if i opted for courier would i then hold responsability?

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Post  fiona on Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:33 pm

I've just sent you a PM Jason.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:22 pm

JASON,,,I do not know how much L40 in us dollars is?? I would like to see the tree but i am a elm lover so it sounds good to me..the tree must be pretty big or has been kept in a small pot..take care john

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Post  fiona on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:12 am

John, it's about $63.5.

I've had a look at the tree and have given him appropriate feedback on it. IMHO it's a case of "just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal". Don't want to steal Jason's thread but we've talked about some options.

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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:25 am

JASON,,I posted because i am a elm tree lover..if FIONA has seen the tree she can help a lot!! She has helped me in the past with styleing very much..i would still like to see the tree if it is that old to see the size and branch placement ect. both take care john

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