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Old 05-03-2009, 04:36 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Default Re: Call for European members

I see the only way to do shipping to (and from) Europe as taking the plant personally. As ridiculous, as it sounds, thousands of Eucalyptus trees are transported this way from Australia a summer in North hemisphere. And as long as cultivars cannot be propagated by seeds, the only thing, that might not rise suspicion, is the root system...

Another way of doing this would also include samples for cloning, which can be small and kept in small boxes within the suitcases. But it would require someone one the other side to be able to clone them, if and when they survive.

So many problems, so little options. And I'm NOT going to buy the plants from German and Austrian shops (about 25€ to 30€, means 35-42$ a piece!, Siam Ruby costs 45€ that is apx 60$). I can't simply afford it and even if I could, I would have to think about it for a veeeeeery long while...

@ Kalabrian >> If it were in my country, the policemen would beat you up, you would report it to authorities, they would make a report, as soon as you leave the room discard it and you would come to the next beating for going to the station by those 2 cops. It's quite quick, will take 2 days at most, recovery another year... Last month, a Ferrari was stolen in Bratislava. THey haven't found it yet, even though there are 3 Ferraris in our region... What do you think about that?
I think the aspect of humanity in your bureucracy is better, but takes longer to apply.
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