Here we go...
This Sabal 'Birmingham' was planted as a 1-gallon plant in April 2007. The nurseryman I bought it off of said, "You sure you want this? It's a statue! It doesn't move." He was right. Growth is agonizingly slow. BUT, it's taken low single digits and responded better than all my other Sabals.
The Live Oak behind me was the size of a pencil in 2008 when I planted it. It is now a full 2 stories high. Never suffered stem dieback. In the worst winters, the evergreen leaves on the windward side of the tree will brown out. But this has only happened 1 or 2 winters. I consider the tree bulletproof.
Me with my Trachycarpus. Back in the heyday of this message board, there were Fortuneis, Nainitals, and "The Palm Sold As T. Nainital at Pungo Palms." This palm is the lattermost of those. Who knows WHAT it really is. But, it's been a real trooper. Many times it has completely defoliated. A couple times, losing its spear. But it hangs in there.
That's it for now. More coming this weekend.