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Old 12-30-2011, 04:16 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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in Sydney Australia we have these types of very bushy, messy trees.. Which are also very dangerous.. Imagine those in front of your house..
I believe you're referring to gum trees (Eucalypts). We have them as well... all over the place. Guess where they were imported from back in the 19th century?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I believe you're referring to gum trees (Eucalypts). We have them as well... all over the place. Guess where they were imported from back in the 19th century?
Yeah those, they ruin land due to their massive roots..
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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well, I think people will always try to plant trees in their city that is not indigenous to it, just to give it that unique and exotic look. I know some warm weather cities in Asia, South America or the middle east with lots of natural palm trees, plant pine trees to make it look more like a European or midwestern or northwestern American city
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Beverly Hills aside, I have an association with palm trees, mostly because the quieter, residential neighborhoods tend to have non-palms, where palms tend to line bigger streets with businesses or the streets of some less-than-great neighborhoods (based on where I grew up, the westside) Plus, there's the factor of no shade.

I don't really get the association of palm trees with affluence or fancy areas. I guess some other have different experiences, only really seeing palm trees in areas like Beverly Hills or West Hollywood, or maybe non-natives who associate them with the pop culture image of L.A. (especially those who refer to those scrawny things as "elegant". really?). For instance, a view of a palm-tree lined street is often used in films and such as an establishing shot for somewhere in L.A..
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: The Big Apple and Shytown and Miami and Dallas and Milwalkie and St Paul-Mineopolis n DCMV n WestBay
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A street lined with palm trees vs. a street lined with other trees. No contest! When I drive to Griffith park and you have these old trees shading the street with slivers of light, it looks amazing. I dont get the same feeling with palm trees.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: EST
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Palm trees are synonymous with LA, it's as much a symbol of LA as the Hollywood sign or the Kardashians
OMG, don't tell me now the KarTrashians are synonymous with LA. Noooooo.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Yes, and I believe they are quiet neighbors.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Yes, and I believe they are quiet neighbors.
Palm trees are more quiet, and generally more considerate neighbors.
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