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Old 12-23-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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One of the things I miss about not living in LA anymore is the lack of palm trees. I know their charm is entirely ornamental -- they're not native to the region and provide zero shade -- but I love them anyway. As with the OP, they are symbolic of LA to me.

There a couple of small ones here in Dallas and they're sad, tired things. Houston, on the other hand, has quite a few though they tend to be of the shorter variety, not the tall, elegant ones you see in LA that seem so iconic of the image of paradise.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Well, there would certainly be more shade! That is, assuming they are replaced by another type of tree.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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well, unless your'e really tall and skinny, I don't think they provide much shade
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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... It'd look nicer. Honestly, neighborhoods automatically look better for having non-palm trees on their streets.
Agreed. I am not a fan of palm trees.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I just don't think much about palm trees when I think of Los Angeles. Chapparal (on the hillside - those scrubby looking trees that are a mixture of brown and green) are the plant that I associate with Los Angeles.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default What would LA be without palm trees?

Baghdad!
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Actually, there are palm trees in Baghdad

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Old 12-23-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Actually, there are palm trees in Baghdad

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baghdad looks pretty good in that photo!
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Now that you mentioned it, Baghdad looks a little like Beverly Hills
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Agreed. I am not a fan of palm trees.
One of the most important criteria my wife had when we were shopping for a house was that there should be no palm trees nearby.

She was totally serious, and I thought it was funny.

We both grew up in Los Angeles proper (area code 213)--so we sort of have an understanding how palm trees can make streets look dumpy and ghetto.
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