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View Poll Results: Do you wish NYC had palm trees?
Yes, it would look nice 7 12.96%
No, it wouldn't look good 42 77.78%
No opinion 5 9.26%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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This can't be a serious question.....
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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Imagine that New York City had lots of Palm trees - like Miami and L.A.

Would it still feel like New York?

Hell no. They put palm trees on Chicago beaches and it's the cheasiest sight I have ever seen.
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Odd question. The OP seems to have a fascination with palm trees.

I think San Francisco already reflects what New York, specifically Manhattan, would look like with palm trees. San Francisco definitely doesn't go overboard with the palm tree plantings like Los Angeles and Phoenix. Even if the climate supported palm trees, I still believe that New York would have the same vibe as it does now. However, the climate is what it is. So I don't wish that New York had palm trees, as there would be dead fronds everywhere.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I would rather see native hardwoods, maple, ash, basswood etc.

Edit, would these be a special breed of palm, can they even grow up north?
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