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View Poll Results: Would you rather have Palm trees in your region where you live, or having snow and winter?
Snow in the winter - Don't care about having Palm trees where I live 129 51.19%
Palm trees of course! 123 48.81%
Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So they import Palms in France from CA?
California has imported and exported palms. California is big in the palm tree import/export business.

Apparently.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Palm tree region by far!!! Never have to worry about waking up extra early to dig your car out of 6 feet of palm trees(unless you live in FL haha)
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I agree that Florida does get cold. The South isn't immune to that kind of weather. It snows almost annually in many parts of the Piedmont and upper south. And yes, we do shut down when it snows. But the only part of the South that might only be 2-seasons is South Florida. But in reality, South Florida has 3 seasons: Very Hot Humid and rainy(summer), not as hot and humid but still humid and rainy(spring), and dry, sunny, and comfortable(winter/fall). So yes, if it did snow somewhere in South Florida, folks would lose their minds. But the Florida weather makes for great football players and great Superbowl hosting. So if you watch the NFL, you can thank Florida.
coastal california cities have the least weather variation, so I'm not sure why everybody picks on Florida as having no seasons.

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Wrong.
Let me *enlighten you*

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Yes because Indiana puts out more high school athletes than Florida... or Texas... or California... (But oh those states are too big... so) or Louisiana... or Georgia...
I don't really care but that's like saying Boston doesn't have a good university system.

Florida is pretty optimal training conditions year round and training in heat improves fitness levels. Even better would be high heat and high altitude, that is why you see all the runners from Africa and Jamaica, they have better training grounds. The heat improves endurance and blood circulation as well as muscle contractions, where the high altitude improves the ability of the body to use oxygen more efficiently.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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coastal california cities have the least weather variation, so I'm not sure why everybody picks on Florida as having no seasons.



Yes because Indiana puts out more high school athletes than Florida... or Texas... or California... (But oh those states are too big... so) or Louisiana... or Georgia...
I don't really care but that's like saying Boston doesn't have a good university system.

Florida is pretty optimal training conditions year round and training in heat improves fitness levels. Even better would be high heat and high altitude, that is why you see all the runners from Africa and Jamaica, they have better training grounds. The heat improves endurance and blood circulation as well as muscle contractions, where the high altitude improves the ability of the body to use oxygen more efficiently.
Thanks for the more scientific explanation. There's no argument as to which state puts out more NFL talent. Florida pushes NFL players out like crazy. And host better superbowls than most states.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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California has imported and exported palms. California is big in the palm tree import/export business.

Apparently.
Those California Fan Palms are also native to the Kofa Mts. in SW AZ (some call them "Arizona Fan Palm", they're the most popular palm found around PHX and Tucson).
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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So they import Palms in France from CA?
You don't have to import the palms, just import the seeds & grow them by the thousands.

The California Fan is a very fast growing & cold tolerant palm.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: The South
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I live in North Carolina...we have both...
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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California and Florida both have seasons-wet season and dry season! LOL. CA's wet season is winter and spring, dry season is summer and fall. FL's wet season is summer and fall, dry season is winter and spring. FL is wetter and hotter, of course.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Snow hands down.
People that cant handle now need to learn to adapt. Bundling up and having fun in Snow isnt hard. Is the South Lazy or something?
Ironically the South isnt immune to winter either. neither is Flordia.
Funny is when it snows down south oh boy does society shut down .
Ill take my 4 seasons and variety in Indiana over the 2 season south anyday.
What a ridiculous post! It's like saying to someone who hates heat "it's not hard to put on short and a T-shirt, you're lazy!". It's better to just move to a climate you like. That's what's so great about this country, we have ALL the climates!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:38 AM
 
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Snow all day

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