Imagine i want to get fresh Acer Opalus (Italian Maple), or any other tree seeds in the fall, preferrably from its native range. Yes, buying online is a good option, but availability is rare and sometimes vacant for a few years. Cant wait that long. There are a few options I have to get seeds of Acer Opalus: 1. Fly to Europe (Italy, Spain) and using Inaturalist or other sources to find stands of Acer opalus and directly collect the seeds myself. Problem is i dont know if I would be allowed to fly back to the US with the collected seed. also this option is very expensive (flying) But its very thrilling to have an adventure. 2. Kindly ask or hire someone that lives close to stands of Acer Opalus to collect seed and send them (By mail?) to my address. Seems feasible. I dont know how to contact anyone that lives there though. Could I do that in this forum?