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Old 09-13-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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There are lots of palm trees in Dallas that aren't protected, huge ones that are much higher than the roofs of the houses, quite a few different kinds as well.
Question is where are they? If they aren't lining streets/highways or business properties, they don't really count in the sense we're talking here. Just like with say citrus in South Carolina, maybe a couple people grow an orange tree in their back yard, but it's not being done on the commercial scale due to winter cold
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Question is where are they? If they aren't lining streets/highways or business properties, they don't really count in the sense we're talking here. Just like with say citrus in South Carolina, maybe a couple people grow an orange tree in their back yard, but it's not being done on the commercial scale due to winter cold
My husband was there for the first time a couple of months ago and was shocked by all the palm trees he saw. So I'm assuming they're not hard to find.

A quick Google search shows lots of palms in Dallas, both residential and commercial plantings.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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My husband was there for the first time a couple of months ago and was shocked by all the palm trees he saw. So I'm assuming they're not hard to find.

A quick Google search shows lots of palms in Dallas, both residential and commercial plantings.
I'm just saying I was in the Metroplex back in July, and I didn't see a single one
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:05 PM
 
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I've never seen a palm tree in Dallas, the only ones there must be in people's back yards where they protect them in the winter; I have seen palms in San Antonio though, especially downtown
I agree...not many in Dallas. Dallas looks very midwestern, like Omaha or Des Moines regarding vegetation, whereas places like Houston look very tropical south of the pine forest demarcation that runs through the city.

Just saw the post from someone who has seen many in Dallas. It may be that you and I have missed them. I find that many of us who visit cities tend to miss a great deal.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:13 PM
 
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I agree...not many in Dallas. Dallas looks very midwestern, like Omaha or Des Moines regarding vegetation, whereas places like Houston look very tropical south of the pine forest demarcation that runs through the city.

Just saw the post from someone who has seen many in Dallas. It may be that you and I have missed them. I find that many of us who visit cities tend to miss a great deal.
Dallas vegetation isn't Midwestern at all; lots of Southern US influences in the flora.

Subtropical evergreen vegetation (whether in form of pines or broad-leaves) is quite tropical-looking, and evokes such ethos, even if the plants themselves can take cold temps. Evergreen live oaks with spanish moss really make the landscape of Houston look alive in winter.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:03 AM
 
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I dont remember seeing a palm last time i was in Dallas but you will see plenty in Austin and even more in San Antonio. They are everywhere, from yards, to business landscaping and just on the side of highways. You can probably see a palm on any street on SA.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Dallas vegetation isn't Midwestern at all; lots of Southern US influences in the flora.

Subtropical evergreen vegetation (whether in form of pines or broad-leaves) is quite tropical-looking, and evokes such ethos, even if the plants themselves can take cold temps. Evergreen live oaks with spanish moss really make the landscape of Houston look alive in winter.
Looks like YnOhTnA/cold epoch troll is back
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I dont remember seeing a palm last time i was in Dallas but you will see plenty in Austin and even more in San Antonio. They are everywhere, from yards, to business landscaping and just on the side of highways. You can probably see a palm on any street on SA.
Same thing I said, never been to Austin, but heard that the big freeze in 89 wiped out a bunch of theirs, they prob still have some though. They are a hardiness zone lower than San Antonio (8B vs 9A)
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles...-in-dallas.ece

http://www.dmagazine.com/publication...ed-palm-trees/

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index....w-in-dallastx/

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Old 09-14-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Looks like YnOhTnA/cold epoch troll is back
Its very obvious
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