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Re: 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
----- 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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