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Re: What will happen to this Dallas aquarium Jubaea chinensis ?
Thatís the question everyone is wondering. Wife and I were in north Texas just a couple weeks ago, it was like winter hadnít even started. Grass was tall and green, Live Oaks looking good, and no palm protection in sight. We have been to the DWA over winter in previous years (did not go this trip) and have never seen the big Jub protected. It was pretty ratty looking a couple three winters back. I hope for the best but am not expecting a good outcome. I think the owner of the DWA had some pretty big Jubs at his house also.
Itís pretty bad here in Oklahoma. I wrapped my big windmills, and my Sabal Birmingham and Louisiana up with blankets and tarp. Weíve had 210 hrs sub 32F and an ultimate low of -8F. Iím sure itíll toast all my ďhardyĒ sub trops. I bet the McCurtain minors will come back from below ground, but I donít know about my needle palms. Iím hoping my Aucuba and camellia survive. Weíll be in the 50s in four days and looks like a big spring warmup (50s/30s) so it will be evident pretty quick what lived and died.