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Old 03-09-2014, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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Palm trees are only appropriate if they are native or at least competitive against the natural vegetation.

However, trees such as those oaks and linden are alway superior to palm trees:

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Palm trees are only appropriate if they are native or at least competitive against the natural vegetation.

However, trees such as those oaks and linden are alway superior to palm trees:

Yes.

Look at this little fellow:
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Palm trees are the only plant species I truly admire.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Palm trees are the only plant species I truly admire.
I guess you are "lucky" that almost every town and city in Oz can grow palms
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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Palm trees are the only plant species I truly admire.
What about this one?

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Old 03-11-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What about this one?
those trees are beautiful, ive seen many of those around here, the purple flowering jacarandas are also very beautiful.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:35 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Nope. There is a native palm here and I think it's beautiful. I like other palms, but some places (like Florida) seem to have gone overboard on them. I guess I could get used to that though.

Here's a photo of palm flood plains near here (for those who like palms) These would flood a few times a year, but they still thrive - tough as well.
The New Zealand palms I can almost tolerate. But any other type sends me into a state of repulsion. They are just not nice trees, imo.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:40 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Palms are alright, but I prefer deciduous forest. The main problem with most palms is that they require winters that are far too warm for the climate to be any good. Snow kills off a lot of palm trees, which means that many species of palm = neversnow. Think of the V in "neversnow" as an arrow pointing down. Down as in this climate's grade is going down, down, down.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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I don't like certain types of palm trees.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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The main problem with most palms is that they require winters that are far too warm for the climate to be any good. Snow kills off a lot of palm trees.
Another reason to love sabal palms
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