New York Times loans tips for tree buyers
Last month the New York Times ran an article called “How to Buy a Perfectly Peculiar Tree.” Unique trees, the article explains, can be sought after for their size, shape or sheer rarity. And their purpose? “They can serve as sculptural centerpieces to a yard or perfectly complement architectural details.” The short piece goes on to briefly profile three nurseries that specialize in rare trees. One will even grow a custom tree for you â€” if you’re willing to wait a few years.
The real question is, of course, how much do these things cost? The Times explains, “Prices for rare trees vary widely. Mariani Gardens, a retail nursery, will sell an Ever Red Japanese Maple like the one on the lift for $16,000. A 45-foot-tall copper beech went for $60,000. Installation of a large tree might begin at $20,000.”
One comment on the article summed it up, “How nice it must be to have the means to drop $20K on a tree. Very nice tree, though.”
Another noted, “Trees that cost more than the median annual salary. Somewhat of an extreme garden item. 2% of the population makes over $ 100;000. Please correct me if my fiqures are wrong. Who is this advice for? Only the ultraweathy could even consuder such an extravagance. Perfectly obscene.”