(ZEROHEDGE) – The "trophy tree" has become a new status symbol for America's super-rich during the virus pandemic, according to WSJ. In a culture where things are "on-demand," the rich aren't waiting around for seedlings to transform into large trees with lush canopies – they're calling tree brokers to find the perfect tree.
Walter Acree, owner of landscaping business Green Integrity's in South Florida, is part of a lucrative business: helping the super-rich find a trophy tree for their multi-million dollar estates. "I'm kind of unique," said Acree. "Not a lot of people do what I do."
Acree, 61, an exotic tree broker, hunts for the perfect trees for residential and commercial clients. A client of his recently was quoted at $250,000 to purchase a tree from a private owner and move it to a new site.
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