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Old 11-24-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Can it grow coconut palms? This is my hood in the Dominican Republic. My personal picture. I've never seen palms that high in Miami.
Coconut Palms used to grow 70 ft tall in South Florida, but a tree disease called Lethal Yellowing popped up in the 1960s and took most of them down. All the green lawns for golf courses brought pests which took down the palms.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Coconut Palms used to grow 70 ft tall in South Florida, but a tree disease called Lethal Yellowing popped up in the 1960s and took most of them down. All the green lawns for golf courses brought pests which took down the palms.
Not to mention the effect the winter chills bring to them when the drop down into FL from the northeast.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Not to mention the effect the winter chills bring to them when the drop down into FL from the northeast.
You're right...Miami is practically arctic tundra.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Not to mention the effect the winter chills bring to them when the drop down into FL from the northeast.
That didn't seem to matter before 1960.

Random trivia, palms are not trees.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That didn't seem to matter before 1960.

Random trivia, palms are not trees.
Right they are grasses. And I'm not saying it is cold, I'm saying that the cool spells damage tropical growth, and Miami is not actually tropical.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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Coconut Palms used to grow 70 ft tall in South Florida, but a tree disease called Lethal Yellowing popped up in the 1960s and took most of them down. All the green lawns for golf courses brought pests which took down the palms.
Yeah, all the coconuts seemed to have grown tall from pics I've seen of those days.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Miami's the true definition of semi-tropical.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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Miami cannot plant Jamaican Talls that much because of lethal yellowing. Miami's temps can definitely handle tropical vegetation.
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