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Old 08-19-2016, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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A landscaper will get a great contract driving a brand new batch of palm trees up from Florida every spring. Major secondary economic benefits here.
Full grown palm tree species can survive up here. I have one in my front yard, that I wrapped a blanket around when it get's single digit cold.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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This will get the strippers drunk b4 they go to work
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Somebody needs to send them the memo that PALM TREES do not do well in North Georgia.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Love it! More things to do after dark is exactly what Downtown needs.
People once said that about Underground.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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A landscaper will get a great contract driving a brand new batch of palm trees up from Florida every spring. Major secondary economic benefits here.
No need to drive them up from Florida. We have several palm tree nurseries here in Savannah.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Looks completely out of place in downtown, while it's tacky, I also agree, if it fits into the urban fabric then it's fine, the way it is though, ughh! Keep the empty lot.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Somebody needs to send them the memo that PALM TREES do not do well in North Georgia.
There are lots of very large palms that can survive here, especially in the urban heat island. There is a big one on Carol St. in Cabbagetown and people use them in landscaping all around the city. I know there are a ton in yards throughout Grant Park. Even the airport just planted a bunch where they just reconfigured the roads heading towards the drop-off/pick-up at the south terminal. There are definitely a lot of palms that would be killed here in the winter, but a couple of varieties that can grow quite tall (I've seen about 25ft in Grant Park) obviously survive the winters without an issue.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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There are lots of very large palms that can survive here, especially in the urban heat island. There is a big one on Carol St. in Cabbagetown and people use them in landscaping all around the city. I know there are a ton in yards throughout Grant Park. Even the airport just planted a bunch where they just reconfigured the roads heading towards the drop-off/pick-up at the south terminal. There are definitely a lot of palms that would be killed here in the winter, but a couple of varieties that can grow quite tall (I've seen about 25ft in Grant Park) obviously survive the winters without an issue.
They are an invasive species, like alligators, boa constrictors, armadillos, coyotes, kudzu ragweed and Bradford pears and MUST BE STOPPED!
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I don't dislike palm trees per se, but I dislike them where they don't belong. For instance, the middle of Atlanta.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:40 PM
 
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Right, Very tacky
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