Author Topic: Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts  (Read 1215 times)

JDNeessen

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Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:35 PM »
I just got a great job offer and we are moving to New Mexico this February.  I have a question about some of my trees.  I'm going to give some away to friends/co-workers, but I do have some nicer (for someone who's only been doing this for 6 years) that I'd like to take with me. 

I have a couple of questions for folks about shipping trees in mid-winter.  Most of my trees are in ceramic pots, and most are tropicals.  Does anyone have any tips on shipping trees at this time of year? 

As for New Mexico, I have several types of ficus ("89", nerifolia, too little, green island, kingman) I also have a dawn redwood.  Given the dryer climate in the Southwest, will these plants do okay there given the proper care? 
 

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Re: Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 11:28 PM »
In addition to the points you are asking about, you will also need to research if New Mexico has any restrictions on bringing plants in to the state.  When I moved to California, I had to jump through a bunch of hoops to legally bring my trees in, but I don't know if New Mexico has any similar restrictions.

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Owen Reich

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Re: Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 06:54 PM »
The dawn redwood may become extra crispy.  Shipping anything in winter can be risky.  Styrofoam fish crates can help insulate them.
 

JDNeessen

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Re: Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 01:20 PM »
Does anyone know where I can purchase heating packets to keep my tropicals warm when I ship them later this month?  I talked with my local nursery and I think I'd prefer to ship them this month rather than pay to store them there and ship them later.  My teacher said the heating packets and styrofoam will help keep them warm and shipping them with 3 day service or quicker (depending on money) would be the better way to do it this time of year. 

Thanks very much for your help. 
 

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Re: Moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 09:18 PM »
you can find them online. Also, go to a reptile petstore that ships. They have them for when they ship their critters and sometimes sell them. Go to kingsnake.com, lots of vendors there and you can buy heat pacs. triple L reptile, glades herp, etc will all sell you heat pacs that last 24 to 48 hrs.
 You can also try sporting goods store that has lots of snow clothes. They are sold as hand warmers to keep in your pockets, but make sure they last the amount of time the tree will be in the box. No use if it fizzles out while your tree is in a box on an airport tarmac in the middle of a blizzard!
 Goodluck!