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Old 02-06-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City/Las Vegas
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Originally Posted by volosong View Post
Palm trees are not native to SW Utah. Stupid humans planted them there in an effort to make the place into something it really isn't...
Hardly stupid.

For thousands of years Humans have successfully transplanted native plants into non-native areas. we've managed to feed substantial segments of our population through these efforts. Sure, palms are (for most city dwellers) ornamental - but so are the vast majority of most modern landscaping efforts. I'm not going to claim palms thrive in St. George. But, with proper care, they can make it.

If you choose to grow or eat only plants that are native to your area, I think you'd be surprised at your limited choices.

Bill
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Hardly stupid.

For thousands of years Humans have successfully transplanted native plants into non-native areas. we've managed to feed substantial segments of our population through these efforts. Sure, palms are (for most city dwellers) ornamental - but so are the vast majority of most modern landscaping efforts. I'm not going to claim palms thrive in St. George. But, with proper care, they can make it.

If you choose to grow or eat only plants that are native to your area, I think you'd be surprised at your limited choices.

Bill
I've always hated the taste of palm trees.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I've always hated the taste of palm trees.
Give it some time .
It is an acquired taste ...
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Love love love hearts of palm!
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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St George is a transitional zone between the Great Basin desert, the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave desert. It will have characteristics of all of them.
While palm trees are not native the Joshua Tree is.
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