What a pity that they can't be re-planted.
Close to twenty years ago Perth town council carried out a major refurbishment of a major road on the edge of the city centre and decided to have a LONG row of mature Palm trees of a certain type that I've forgotten the name of. The contract was awarded to a specialist firm who scoured the suburbs looking for specimens suitable for re-planting and offered between $100.00 and two hundred each. One of my neighbours had such a tree which he wanted to get rid of as it was taking over his front garden, he was offered $100.00 but bargained very hard and settled on $300.00!
The team turned up with a front end loader, a semi-trailer, a truck that brought the loader, two ute each with an "expert". It took best part of a day before the street was clear of vehicles. During removal a water pipe, reticulation pipe and the telephone line were severed, so three more vehicles came on the scene bringing a plumber, a telephone linesman and a reticulation man.
Goodness knows what the total cost was.
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