Monday, May 30

Changing Scenes

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that the palms in North Texas did not fare well this last winter. The post was here. One of the the two trees is shown in the first photo Hope springs eternal around these parts, however. In the last week, the homeowners paid to have the dead foliage removed, resulting in a tree such as the second photo. Same tree as the first. Do ya think it will come back?

The Palm on May 13, 2011

The Palm after TLC


Oldfool said...

If the heart is not damaged it will come back. Those fronds (hojas) are regularly harvested and trimmed to be used as shingles in places that use their natural resources wisely. That leaves the USA out. They are cheap, renewable and fire resistant.
I used them when I lived in Mexico and grew my replacements in the front yard. I suspect that in DFW they go to the landfill.

Chandra said...

I agree with Richard (OF). Give it time? I have seen palm come back to life, but not in DFW.

Peace :)

Rat Trap Press said...

When I was a kid living in the Rio Grande Valley, we had a freeze one year, which is very unusual for far south Texas, there were thousands of headless palm trees. I can't remember if they recovered but on return visits to the Valley as an adult I remember thinking that the palm trees weren't as numerous as they used to be.

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