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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 07-10-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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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?
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I love palm trees, but they're only one part of an overall integrated environment that defines certain landscapes and climate zones.

And NYC is most definitely not situated in one of those landscapes or climate zones...
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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I'm a firm believer in using native plants for any environment--the way it evolved. Putting palm trees in NYC is akin to growing grass in Arizona. It may be tempting, but it's wasted energy, in some cases, wasted water, and why would would you want your region to emulate another's? One thing that makes traveling to different regions and climates of the U.S. and the world, is the ability to get a flavor for different species of plant and fauna. If all of our major cities began looking the same, it'd reduce my desire to go see them.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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No palm trees in NYC. We did see a couple in one of the malls on LI last week, but I am sure they are not going to last very long. I prefer native trees, even the native trees in Florida (not palms).

Why in the world would anyone want palm trees in the north?
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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because palm hearts are delicious.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Hell no.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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It would be nice to have atleast some it doesn't have to be as much as Miami and Los Angeles. The climate and plant hardiness zone both support multiple types of Palm Trees.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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NYC would not be the same without the four seasons and palm trees ,as pretty as they are , cannot thrive in colder climates.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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I think the city would lose its edge.

Last edited by Journey2LS; 07-10-2009 at 01:38 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New York City has the perfect dark, urban image already...they don't need palm trees to make it look all fruity!
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