Luxury homeowners are paying thousands to find that perfect “trophy tree”

Wealthy homeowners are chasing a new status symbol for their luxury homes. The idea of having “trophy tree” on one’s property has suddenly become very popular, and luxury homeowners are reaching out to tree brokers to find and relocate an attractive tree, rather than wait for years for one to grow.

Walter Acree, owner of Green Integrity’s, a tree relocation and landscaping firm in Deerfield Beach, Fla., told the Wall Street Journal that his business has been booming ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. He said an increasing number of luxury homeowners are hunting for a “perfect tree” that could sit on their properties, and that he typically spends a great deal of time driving around with his clients in search of one.

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