May 6th, 2008

And there I was, bitching about what landscaping my backyard would cost...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120846638155724155.html

While working in his olive grove in the rugged mountains near the Andalusian town of Jaén last fall, Juan Manuel Melero Aibar was approached by a man admiring one of his olive trees. After years of close pruning to optimize production, the tree resembled a very large bonsai. The stranger, Mr. Aibar recalls, told him he could get €50,000 for it at auction.


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Woooeee. Close to $75,000 for a tree?!?