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Crape Myrtles

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Caughroncabin, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Caughroncabin

    Caughroncabin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I bought some property that was a nursery at one time and has about 4 - 5 acres of field grown crape myrtles. Looking for someone wanting to buy/dig the trees. Some are quite large!

    Any suggestions as how to market and/or find buyers?

  2. Caughroncabin

    Caughroncabin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Forgot to give location - Wills Point, Texas 75169 (60 miles east of Dallas, Tx.)
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Try calling another nursery or tree farm in your area to see if they would be interested, they can stay in the ground until they have a need or they can dig and haul away now. Good luck
  4. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    This sounds like a nice opportunity to make some money. I wonder if the large ones will need a tree spade to dig up. I have seen some large crape myrtles in Texas.

    Maybe you could prune some of the nicer ones up and sell them as 'specimen' plants.

    Obviously, you will make more money if you are able to dig them up and deliver them yourself. I would call local nursery of landscape companies to see if they are interested.

    Would like to see some pics if possible.

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