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Glad you stayed above freezing!
Posted by Alex NYC on 1/10/2018, 6:21 pm, in reply to "Worst looks to be over here. Saw some damage already around town. "
I hope those coconut palms faired well! From what I know about the parks it seems like they were just planted in the spring. In past years they've used coconut palms only temporarily for the Spring Flower Festival, so I was excited to see a bunch this year remain through the year. I hope they last a while. It's probably not in the best location for long term survival, but hopefully it'll benefit a little from the residual heat off of the lagoon.
The duration of cold was really rough with this cold snap. I was 10 degrees colder than you up here. The official reading was 24 for the coldest night, but my yard got down to 23 with 12 hours of freezing temperatures. I'm not sure if the ti plants will come back from this, my bougainvillea looks ok and others around town are still green. I did get a lot of damage and will have plenty to replant, but the palms and cycads all made it through. My avocado tree is totally untouched without any protection so that is pretty exciting!
All the palms around town look okay, but people are a lot less adventurous with their palm species around here. I have seen some Arecas even this far north that have some size to them, so I wonder how those faired.
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