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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 02-11-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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Snow.
I spent a Christmas in San Diego once...Could not wrap my mind around the idea that it was December, let alone holiday season.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Pine Ridge, Florida
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I live in North Texas, which is as far north as any palm tree can grow (there are a few hardy palms here), and which occasionally sees snow. I used to live in South Florida, which is practically tropical, but I like the change of seasons here, and don't mind the occasional cold spells, especially since they usually don't last more than a couple of days. Being near the southern end of the winter weather belt, North Texas tends to experience more ice and sleet storms than snow. I don't like ice storms, but then who does, but I can take the snow, as long as it is no more than three or four inches and gone by the next day, which here it usually is. As for the summers, it is a different story since Texas has a reputation for long, hot summers.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Christmas in south Florida is awesome. One can have christmas dinner outside by the pool under the palms and enjoy coming and going inside and outside.....more of a laid-back party atmosphere, vs. the sweaters and coats of the colder regions of the US. ...where we sit around fireplace and drink nog, ugh.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Christmas in south Florida is awesome. One can have christmas dinner outside by the pool under the palms and enjoy coming and going inside and outside.....more of a laid-back party atmosphere, vs. the sweaters and coats of the colder regions of the US. ...where we sit around fireplace and drink nog, ugh.
True enough! I especially like the anticipation of waiting for Santa's arrival on his sleigh being pulled by a hundred flying cockroaches.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Umm...neither?

Seriously, I have lived my entire life in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes region and I am sick to death of snow. However, we did spend the summer a couple of years ago in Phoenix, AZ, and I learned very quickly that palm trees are not all that either. There were days in Phoenix when it was 115+ degrees and I would have sold my soul for a big, old Ohio maple tree to rest under the shade of. Palm trees look pretty and exotic at first, but they give off zero shade and tend to shed, both their bark and their fronds. I was also told by various Phoenix locals that the nooks and crannies in the trunks of the palm trees there (probably different than the types of palms in Florida which seem to have smooth trunks) are perfect hiding places for scorpions and poisonous spiders. Good times...
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I live in North Texas, which is as far north as any palm tree can grow (there are a few hardy palms here), and which occasionally sees snow. I used to live in South Florida, which is practically tropical, but I like the change of seasons here, and don't mind the occasional cold spells, especially since they usually don't last more than a couple of days. Being near the southern end of the winter weather belt, North Texas tends to experience more ice and sleet storms than snow. I don't like ice storms, but then who does, but I can take the snow, as long as it is no more than three or four inches and gone by the next day, which here it usually is. As for the summers, it is a different story since Texas has a reputation for long, hot summers.
There are several species of palms out there that can withstand temperatures in the single digits & lower...some below 0 degrees.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: NY
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Palm trees.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I'd rather have snow! I hate the heat!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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Palm trees. I hate cold weather. I have arthritis and the older I get, the worse it makes me feel. I'm in Los Angeles - I can drive less than 2 hours and be in the snow in the San Bernardino Mountains. The novelty of cold and snow wears off pretty quick.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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