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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 11-25-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The sabal palmetto (cabbage palm), is native to the SE coastal areas, from coastal NC to FL


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palm trees are not native anywhere in the us. correct me if im wrong. maybe south florida? certainly not in california.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Palm trees FTW.
They're glorious, they're green, they typify relaxation, sunshine, life, and warmth.

Snow is pretty when it's falling and after the first day it has fell, however after a while, I'm so done with snow. It's cold, it's deathly, and it's ugly when dirty.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Don't like palm trees. They depress me. Even if I lived in a year-round warm climate, I would prefer that there be no palms. Ecosystems where palms thrive tend to have a plethora of scratchy, thorny brush, and huge insects. Every cockroach species in the world originates in a palm dominated ecosystem.

Ideally, the forests of the Northeast with the inevitable snow season for me. Mixed hardwoods with conifers, ahhhhh.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Don't like palm trees. They depress me. Even if I lived in a year-round warm climate, I would prefer that there be no palms. Ecosystems where palms thrive tend to have a plethora of scratchy, thorny brush, and huge insects. Every cockroach species in the world originates in a palm dominated ecosystem.

Ideally, the forests of the Northeast with the inevitable snow season for me. Mixed hardwoods with conifers, ahhhhh.
I'm with you, man. The palm trees here in West-Central Florida are rampant in the more established cities. They're ugly and provide little to no shade. It's funny because if you go to the newer communities like Westchase area (in Tampa) there aren't as many palms.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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can't believe the poll is this balanced.


beautiful palm trees and the warm sun on your skin vs shoveling snow, scraping ice off your car, and wearing 7 layers of clothing.


yeah, seems like a 50/50 choice hahaha
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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Pine Trees > Palm Trees
In Florida, there's both living side-by-side.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=west+...1.85,,0,-15.26

Last edited by polo89; 11-25-2012 at 05:58 PM..
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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can't believe the poll is this balanced.


beautiful palm trees and the warm sun on your skin vs shoveling snow, scraping ice off your car, and wearing 7 layers of clothing.


yeah, seems like a 50/50 choice hahaha

Yeah, people have different opinions, go figure.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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I actually live in a place that has a little bit of both.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Snow, of course. What kind of fun can I have with palm trees?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:33 PM
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Location: Boston
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skiing > palm tree sliding
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