Next to this beautiful leaning Saguaro Cactus weighing a billion pounds,
Is this… my 2010 teeny tiny Mini Cooper.
Talk about a disaster waiting to happen. Monsoon is just around the corner, bringing 60 mile an hour winds, if it fell on my car it would be flattened like a pancake!
There are laws here to protect the Saguaros, so it has to stay or be transplanted somewhere else. I’m figuring that would cost about as much as that car! Considering it’s size, I doubt if it could be moved at all. Moving the car sounds like a better plan. I might be saving the Mini, but I’m told a Saguaro that size costs $1,500 to have hauled away if it falls over. Yikes! Well, if it doesn’t fall across the driveway, I think it’s going to end up being a permanent lawn ornament.
More concerning than my car is the fact that if just one arm of that cactus fell on a person they would be killed, but… Saguaros are protected by law. Hmmm… strange priorities.
FYI: Owning Protected Plant Species
The native plant law requires that a person must have a permit to be in possession of any protected native plant taken from its habitat. Moreover, it is unlawful to destroy or mutilate any protected native plant.