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Be wary of bringing your faux foliage with you!

Old Nov 5th 2018, 10:06 am
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Bloody hell. Quarantine at Fremantle port inspected my shipping container today, and two of my artificial trees need to be either treated or destroyed. I had no idea that they contain real plant material - the branches of one and the moss around the other - they were advertised and bought as artificial. I feel pretty terrible about inadvertently shipping something that could be dangerous to Aussie flora, but luckily bloody good spotting by Quarantine!

Treat is $1,100, destroy $88. Bye bye plants, I really liked you but not that much!
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Old Nov 5th 2018, 2:55 pm
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Bloody hell. Quarantine at Fremantle port inspected my shipping container today, and two of my artificial trees need to be either treated or destroyed. I had no idea that they contain real plant material - the branches of one and the moss around the other - they were advertised and bought as artificial. I feel pretty terrible about inadvertently shipping something that could be dangerous to Aussie flora, but luckily bloody good spotting by Quarantine!

Treat is $1,100, destroy $88. Bye bye plants, I really liked you but not that much!
off to Ikea for a replacement huh?
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 11:52 am
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Weird that they were sold as artificial. Good job you didn't have them as carry on on the plane. You'd have been on Border Security.
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