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Re: Re: Way OT - Fedex Ground


They're very fortunate the property owner didn't have them arrested or just choke their sorry selves.  Amazing.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: David Franzman
Sent: 5/20/2004 12:01:23 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT - Fedex Ground

> Have to add my two cents to the wrong address thing.  When I worked with the
> Palm nursery before doing the hibs a big part of the owners business was
> digging out other peoples palms when they decided they didn't want it
> anymore and selling it to somebody who did.  Big bucks in full grown palms.
> Anyway he dispatched some guys to dig out a beautiful Canary Island palm and
> guess what?  They dug out a 30 foot tall beautiful specimen but severely
> damaged the roots in doing it.  The owner of the palm came home and just saw
> them finishing up and he was really upset...you see, it was the wrong
> address and they pulled the wrong persons palm.  OOPS!
> 
> David Franzman
> A Touch of the Tropics
> www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT - Fedex Ground
> 
> 
> > You'd think so...speaking of maps, tho', Jim...one of the nurseries I
> > ordered from this year tapes a map to the top of the box with my
> > location marked with an arrow...just to make sure - think it's a good
> > idea.  This is a small nursery - one man operation - I don't know as
> > a really big one could deal with that extra bit, but it is one way of
> > making sure the carrier can find the delivery location.  'Tis a pity
> > that something like this is even necessary...I mean, are we breeding
> > a race of total cretins or what?
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
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> > ----------
> > > From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> > > I would think they would all have access to Billy Gates's Map Point
> >
> > > program. Every job I send out of the nursery has a site map tucked
> > in
> > > the work order.
> > >
> > > Wasn't always like that. When I first went to work at the nursery,
> > a
> > > crew transplanted the wrong queen palm on the wrong lot. So maps.
> > At
> > > least the lot will be right; what the crew does after they get
> > there is
> > > still up for grabs. Sort of.
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