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View Poll Results: California vs Florida vs Hawaii which state has the best looking palm trees
California 20 20.41%
Florida 32 32.65%
Hawaii 46 46.94%
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Technicaly South Florida is not tropical.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Florida has plenty of Washintonia's also.

hollywood fl - Google Maps
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Technicaly South Florida is not tropical.
Techically it is even though it is not in the tropics. So based on physical location it is not. But based on the math of what is tropical and was is not. South Florida is tropical.

Miami is certainly on the border of where a tropical climate struggles to be maintined with the sudden cold air blast which once or twice a year do come down to Miami. But the math does make it tropical. It is interesting though because I have seen Miami is a AM climate a Tropical Monsoon climate or AW Tropical Wet/Dry season. The two different types are similar but still interesting. Miami is just about the most North Tropical area in the world and we can certainly thank the Gulfstream, small peninsula and everglades for that.

Hawaii certainly has the best palms since they are very natural to the area and Hawaii is in the tropics. Then I would give it to Florida for mostly South Florida where there are some great areas of palm trees. Californias are not bad but I am not a big fan of those tall skinny ones or the short "bush" like ones so much.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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aren't the palms in la dying and being replaced with oaks?

i go with hawaii or florida. they both look similar enough to me.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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aren't the palms in la dying and being replaced with oaks?

i go with hawaii or florida. they both look similar enough to me.
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As I've said before I'm not a big fan of palms so to me this is good news
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I think this is a silly question since all palm trees are beautiful.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Techically it is even though it is not in the tropics. So based on physical location it is not. But based on the math of what is tropical and was is not. South Florida is tropical.

Miami is certainly on the border of where a tropical climate struggles to be maintined with the sudden cold air blast which once or twice a year do come down to Miami. But the math does make it tropical. It is interesting though because I have seen Miami is a AM climate a Tropical Monsoon climate or AW Tropical Wet/Dry season. The two different types are similar but still interesting. Miami is just about the most North Tropical area in the world and we can certainly thank the Gulfstream, small peninsula and everglades for that.

Hawaii certainly has the best palms since they are very natural to the area and Hawaii is in the tropics. Then I would give it to Florida for mostly South Florida where there are some great areas of palm trees. Californias are not bad but I am not a big fan of those tall skinny ones or the short "bush" like ones so much.
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South Florida is Subtropical. Just above the tropic of cancer.

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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As I've said before I'm not a big fan of palms so to me this is good news
Still don't get why people would want to replace those palms with oaks. I get it, more shade. But how hot does Coastal SoCal get in the 1st place? Palms are so iconic in LA. Why replace it with one of the most common trees in the US?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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South Florida is Subtropical. Just above the tropic of cancer.

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It's a different type of Sub-Tropical. Places like Atlanta and Charlotte are considered sub-tropical, yet they get the typical 4-seasons. The main complaint I hear from people against SoFla is it's lack of 4-seasons.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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South Florida is Subtropical. Just above the tropic of cancer.

File:World map with tropic of cancer.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ok yes in physical location South Florida is not in the tropics just as I said. But that is NOT how climates are classified. There are plenty of areas in the tropics which do not get tropical climate. Again if you want to go by the simplied "tropics" yes Miami is not tropical. If you want to go by science and how climates are actually classified Miami is mot certainly a tropical climate. Key West is not in the tropics, the Bahamas are not in the tropics.

That being the case you are telling me Miami and South Carolina have the same climate? Or even Miami and Jacksonville. They are very different climates. There are other tropical locations that are not in the tropics which are tropical. And there locations in the tropics which are not tropical due to elevation. Temperature and Rain Fall is what climates are on based on.

But this has been debated enough (too much) in the Miami threads. If you want to beleive the tropics map thats your choice. I will take the math/science. As shown in the maps I posted, Miami is without a doubt is classified as a tropical climate. There is a difference between "tropics" and "tropical" or "tropical Climate" One has to do with location and sun light. The other has to do with temperature and rainfall. One is a location, the other is a climate.
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