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Elliott
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« on: October 21, 2012, 04:32 PM »

Hi All
 A friend of mine is looking for an excellent quality raintree. His only criteria is that it is the best one around. He knows such a tree will cost allot and may be located in another country. Not a problem, let us worry about that.
 If any of you know someone that has a superlative specimen, please let me know. Even if they were not thinking of selling it. Maybe they can be talked into with a generous offer. Large tree with movement preferred.
Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 11:39 PM »

Check out Wigert's Bonsai nursery in Ft. Myers, Florida.  Erik has some great trees there and has some nice rain trees pictured on his facebook page.  http://www.wigertsbonsai.com/ 
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 12:01 AM »

Without even going to their site I can guarantee that they will not have the tree Elliot is talking about. I know the guy Elliot is looking for the tree for and he has recently been selling and getting rid of trees that are 10x better than most of the trees posted on here to make room for only the best(sorry no offense). This needs to either be a big show winner or have what it takes to win a big show if it were shown
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 08:25 AM »

Check with Don Blackmond, Gregorybeachbonsai. in Michigan.  Although now shown on his website now, he  had a beautiful Brazilian rain tree listed last year for $4500.00.  See of if he still has it.

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Larry Gockley
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 01:45 PM »

This is the nicest one I've seen in person. If it qualifies, send me a P.M., and I can give you contact info. Don't think it is for sale, but can't say for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 06:06 PM »

I stopped by Erik Wigerts place last February. I was impressed with his stock. He had a very large selection. Yes, most was raw stock. But he did have very very nice trees...... And understandable higher prices.

Now for my two cents, if I am shelling out big bucks for a tree, I want to see it up close and be able to decide. No picture can properly show a tree.....

Jay
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nathanbs
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 06:55 PM »

Im sure inspecting the tree in person will definitely be part of the process. But nobody wants to fly all over the place to rule out tree after tree, photos can usually do that.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 07:16 PM »

I have bought a lot of trees from photos, if you getmultiple photos fom many angles, you generally are fine. The only issues I have everhad are associated with roots, so be sure to ask. A reliable vendor is key, even if you end up paying more. If you have trouble with letting all control go, then contact a bonsai savvy friend and have them check it out. But this should cost you, however.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 12:41 PM »

Elliot
You should contact Robert Stevens, of Indonesia. He is a great artist, and has been teaching all over the world. He may know who has a great raintree. Another place I would do a focused search would be Puerto Rico. Since it is a US territory, no import permits are required to bring trees from there to the lower 48. I don't know who to start with, but P.R. is where I would turn my attention if I were looking for a superior example of a tropical species.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 06:04 PM »

Did your friend find a high quality Raintree?

Have a great week!!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 08:46 PM »

In southern Florida now.  Visited 6 nurseries in the past two days. Did not make it to Eric's as I had to choose between his place and Mary Madison's; went to the latter and found about 100 buttonwood and pond cypress  I need.....


Try Miami Tropical Bonsai.  I was there today and they had some great ones.  You will need to contact them direct with your requests.  If they don't have it, they may know who does. 

I can look while down here; my 4th trip in 3 months.  Just PM me some more details.
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Elliott
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 12:16 AM »

thanks, you guys. Have not found the one yet. To satisfy the client, it will need to have alot of movement. typicaly, rain trees don't twist around and such.  The tree to satisfy him may not exist, but what can I do? it's his $.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2013, 07:07 AM »

I had this one but sold it to a friend.  It had movement....
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 11:27 PM »

If you want a world class one look to South America.  Collected specimens and some nursery specimens top any found in the USA. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 11:17 AM »

Hello Elliot, here are pics of some I've seen. Let me know if any spark your interest by PM and I'll put you in contact with the owner(s).

Best regards,

Juan
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