Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

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Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby DustyRusty » June 8th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Hi All,

Well it's looking very likely that next year I'll be moving from Sydney to Perth. Has anyone done this before with a bonsai collection? How did you do physically it? Any interstate quarantine requirements? Most of my collection are Port Jackson Figs, but I have some Celtis and a Chinese Elm. I'm tempted to sell them and rebuy in the West, but then again, that's rather drastic.

Thanks for the help

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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby shibui » June 8th, 2017, 10:22 pm

The Sandgropers have very strict quarantine. They won't allow plants with soil through without proper inspection and certification and have inspection points on all the major entry points.
You should talk to the WA department of Agriculture and Food to see if there's any way to get your trees into WA.
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby kcpoole » June 8th, 2017, 10:52 pm

From what i hear you have buckleys of gettign stuff into WA.
Check with authorities there and let us know how you go

Re travelling, You are best off usin a Van or covered trailer and taking them yourself.
You can ensure then tey do not get too hot or blown about and you can water when you need to

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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby DustyRusty » June 8th, 2017, 11:21 pm

Hmmm thanks. Looks like I might have a sale coming up in the next few months. Will investigate further...
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby kcpoole » June 9th, 2017, 8:19 am

Sale coming up

that most likely wil be the best option, Sell off your collectiona dn then use the funds to buy New good quality trees over there

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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby Mbunro » June 9th, 2017, 9:09 am

I can offer no advice about getting them over here. But unless you have some solid contacts over here, prepare to empty your wallet for decent stock.
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby RogerW » June 9th, 2017, 9:28 am

My understanding is that Arthur Robinson imported Satsuki Azaleas into WA. I believe he was/is an accredited quarantine importer. If you can make contact with him he may be able to advise you.

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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby Graeme » June 9th, 2017, 2:17 pm

It is possible (I did it a few years back), but expensive. You have to apply to WA Quarantine, giving them the correct Botanic names for each of the trees you wish to take into WA. They will give you permission to take the trees which are allowed into WA (some aren't under any circumstances, the figs are OK). You then have to remove all the SOIL and have the trees sprayed in the presence of a Quarantine Officer, who will issue you with a certificate stating the trees have been sprayed in accordance with Quarantine requirements. The trees can have their roots covered with Sphagnum, or Coir moss for the trip over. Not many Removalist companies will carry plants into WA, because of the holdup at the Inspection Station, so yep, best to take them yourself.
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby addict2bonsai » June 15th, 2017, 11:47 pm

I suggest you do as Graeme says. Over the years bonsai enthusiasts have bought their collections, or some of the collection across themselves with permission. What time of year will you be travelling? Definitely no Myrtacae and maybe not elms. WA members have taken trees out and back for bonsai workshops Takes some effort like the best things in life
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby Sammy D » June 16th, 2017, 6:41 pm

With a collection of mostly figs who cares. Sell them and move on to some better stuff :lol: :lol: :lol: . Nothing against figs. I just hate them :lol: :lol: on a more serious not they probably would not do that well there anyway .
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby Jag001 » June 16th, 2017, 8:37 pm

Having started my Bonsai life in Victoria (too many years ago to think about) then having moved to Perth, then back to Victoria, then to Townsville then back to Victoria and finally back to Perth I can tell you that, I have sold my collection so many times and started all over again.

I can tell you that I regretted every single sale!

If I had my time again I would take more time and put in more effort than I have in the past to move as opposed to selling my collection.

cheers,
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby DustyRusty » June 16th, 2017, 11:35 pm

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll be moving in January. Not a great time of year to travel with trees across the desert. Got to confirm that this move is going ahead in the next week or two and then make some decisions re my trees. Thanks again
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby DustyRusty » June 17th, 2017, 12:02 pm

Sammy D wrote:With a collection of mostly figs who cares. Sell them and move on to some better stuff :lol: :lol: :lol: . Nothing against figs. I just hate them :lol: :lol: on a more serious not they probably would not do that well there anyway .


I've only ever grown them in Sydney. I realise Perth is dry but temps seem pretty good for figs. If i simply kept the water up wouldn't they fare pretty well? Maybe I'm missing something...
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Re: Advice moving collections from Sydney to Perth

Postby Rolf » June 17th, 2017, 1:45 pm

Figs are growing excellent over here!! :tu:
Nature does always better! ;)
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