Is it legal?

mastergardenator(7)February 23, 2010

Ok so I really want a mesquite tree for my front yard

but i feel silly paying big bucks to buy one from a nursery when they grow like weeds out in the desert

so i was thinking about just going out and digging one up

but i was worried that i might be doing something illegal

and if it is legal what else can i dig up?

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toad51560(z9 AZ)

It is illegal to remove native plants from the desert.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 6:52PM
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Thank you, that's just what I needed to know.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 11:09PM
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RSI Growers has some mesquites in 5 gallon containers for $5.00

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 12:02AM
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Elgin Nursery, in the West Valley, also sells native mesquites. But I do not know their sizes or prices.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 11:41AM
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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

It is easy to start from seed and seeds planted directly in the ground grow faster than in pots and develop a much better tap root than in pots. So, get a few seeds from a tree in a friends yard somewhere and plant them. You will have a tree size plant in 2 years.
good luck

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 2:35AM
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