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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 03-22-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:53 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
I agree to an extent. Not only are the Coastal Live Oaks native, they evoke the sense of place more effectively. Anybody doubting that needs only to hike Malibu Creek.

CalPhotos: Quercus agrifolia; Coast Live Oak

More importantly, they remind us we are fortunate enough to live in a Mediterranean zone, the rarest on earth, and the attendant responsibilities associated with living in a megacity within that clime. Some palms will remain and flourish in selected locations, but it's time to get over the obsession. I really don't care what tourists or ignorant locals think.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:24 AM
 
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I agree to an extent. Not only are the Coastal Live Oaks native, they evoke the sense of place more effectively. Anybody doubting that needs only to hike Malibu Creek.

CalPhotos: Quercus agrifolia; Coast Live Oak

More importantly, they remind us we are fortunate enough to live in a Mediterranean zone, the rarest on earth, and the attendant responsibilities associated with living in a megacity within that clime. Some palms will remain and flourish in selected locations, but it's time to get over the obsession. I really don't care what tourists or ignorant locals think.
That Oak looks nice in that setting. But you can't deny the iconic presence of the Palm tree in SoCal. Why can't it be a mixture of Palms and Oak? Must it be one or the other?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:37 AM
 
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Quercus agricola doesn't have the majesty of Phoenix canariensis! sad little tree in my book.
Why is the splendid Jubea chilensis so rare in the USA, as it is a temperate climate palm tree ?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:51 AM
 
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Quercus agricola doesn't have the majesty of Phoenix canariensis! sad little tree in my book.
Why is the splendid Jubea chilensis so rare in the USA, as it is a temperate climate palm tree ?
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Good point. That's a very temperate climate palm. Why isn't there more of that palm grown in the US? Good point.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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That Oak looks nice in that setting. But you can't deny the iconic presence of the Palm tree in SoCal. Why can't it be a mixture of Palms and Oak? Must it be one or the other?
You're right, and they are iconic. There will always be a certain demand for them here, if only because they do well. But palms are so prominent and distinctive, that a few conspicuously sited, go a long way. Exiting a freeway and seeing the snow-capped San Gabriels framed by palms in the foreground is something that people will pay to see.
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