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Old 02-13-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Glad to see I'm not the only one blown away that there are 50 pages of discussion about palm trees!

Oddly enough, several people down the street have palm trees in their yard, and I live 15 miles south of the Canadian border in WA. Their not native, of course, but they seem to do just fine.

Personally, I'd rather talk about the beauty of other trees, as well- trees that turn beautiful colors in the fall especially come to mind. I don't mind seeing palms, but they always bring to mind warm or tropical climates (which I've tried to get away from), and I thought I left them behind years ago when I moved out of Florida!
Those seasonal color changing trees, only signify extra work to me. All that damn raking. Well if you're REALLY trying to get away from the haunting remnants of a Tropical climate, than move to the Northeast instead of the temperate westcoast. The NE is currently getting pelted by everlasting snow. No palm trees in sight in the Northeast. Just snow. 50 to 100ft piles of straight-up pure snow.........
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Those seasonal color changing trees, only signify extra work to me. All that damn raking. Well if you're REALLY trying to get away from the haunting remnants of a Tropical climate, than move to the Northeast instead of the temperate westcoast. The NE is currently getting pelted by everlasting snow. No palm trees in sight in the Northeast. Just snow. 50 to 100ft piles of straight-up pure snow.........
Get a leaf blower Seriously, I've done plenty of raking leaves in my life, but I love the change of color. Regarding the snow, I feel ya. I'm currently outside of Erie, PA visiting in-laws with my wife. Blizzard conditions outside, and even though the lake is frozen and the lake effect has been shut down, there is a ton of snow on the ground with no end in sight. And FWIW, we just moved to WA from the mountains of CO, so I'm a little familiar with wintry weather, to say the least.

I can't wait to return to WA, where interestingly enough, it's supposed to be sunny and in the 50's for the better part of the next 10 days. That is, provided we are able to fly out of this place.....
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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Get a leaf blower Seriously, I've done plenty of raking leaves in my life, but I love the change of color. Regarding the snow, I feel ya. I'm currently outside of Erie, PA visiting in-laws with my wife. Blizzard conditions outside, and even though the lake is frozen and the lake effect has been shut down, there is a ton of snow on the ground with no end in sight. And FWIW, we just moved to WA from the mountains of CO, so I'm a little familiar with wintry weather, to say the least.

I can't wait to return to WA, where interestingly enough, it's supposed to be sunny and in the 50's for the better part of the next 10 days. That is, provided we are able to fly out of this place.....
WA seems like a lovely place. Even though Seattle seems to be a rainy, damp, place, I prefer that PNW weather, to what's happening up North. Give me Seattles rain over relentless Blizzards any day.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:56 PM
 
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I kinda dig the palm trees they put out at some of the downtown beaches in Chicago each summer





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Old 02-14-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^LOVE it!
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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I kinda dig the palm trees they put out at some of the downtown beaches in Chicago each summer




Nice!!
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Those seasonal color changing trees, only signify extra work to me. All that damn raking. Well if you're REALLY trying to get away from the haunting remnants of a Tropical climate, than move to the Northeast instead of the temperate westcoast. The NE is currently getting pelted by everlasting snow. No palm trees in sight in the Northeast. Just snow. 50 to 100ft piles of straight-up pure snow.........
Yeah, Boston is having a winter for the record books. In my part of the northeast (NJ) we've not had much snow this season.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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^LOVE it!
I do, too. Chicago does such a marvelous job of maintaining it's public spaces.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Being a born Venezuelan, no US State has the tropical Palm trees we have at home. Californianis filled with palms but not the exotic tropical ones. Texas has a lot but they look like California palms. Florida has the closest thing to palms like the ones back home
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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iv'e never seen a palm tree in person before...
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