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Re: Here lies my weakness
Trachies are a weird tree. When they're young, and want to have green fronds all up and down the trunk, that may be great for the tree itself, but it just doesn't look like a palm. And yes, when they get older and tall, they look like a pipe cleaner with a tiny tuft of fronds at the top. They look their best in I guess what could be called their late puberty to early adulthood.
I've seen some old Trachies where the trunk is so thin (especially at the bottom) that it defies physics why it doesn't snap off in the first moderate breeze. Not coincidentally, I love CIDPs and Washy Filiferas -- palms with thick, robust trunks.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal