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Is it legal?

Posted by mastergardenator (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 23, 10 at 17:37

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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RE: Is it legal?

It is illegal to remove native plants from the desert.

RE: Is it legal?

Thank you, that's just what I needed to know.

RE: Is it legal?

RSI Growers has some mesquites in 5 gallon containers for $5.00

RE: Is it legal?

Elgin Nursery, in the West Valley, also sells native mesquites. But I do not know their sizes or prices.

RE: Is it legal?

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

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