No Saguaro? No Problem??? BUYER BEWARE!!!

I am writing in response to Burt Graeff’s Article, page 38, in the March Vail Voice. I’m sure Mr. Graeff was well-intentioned. However…

I recently completed extensive landscaping of my new home in Coyote Creek. My much sought after and award-winning landscape designer, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, was adamant that we not attempt to relocate any Saguaro over 6 to 7 feet tall, or one with arms. Larger Saguaros when transplanted, inevitably die very slowly. Slow enough that you may not realize it for 10 years. A one-year guarantee is essentially worthless.
So, a word to the wise… seek competent and impartial advice before attempting to relocate a larger saguaro.

Mark McLoughlin
Coyote Creek, Vail

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