Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

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ash101uk

Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by ash101uk » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:10 pm

I read an article by Nathan online about a couple of palms at the Staunton Country Park. This is just up the road from where I work so I had a look today after work.

Not good :ahhh!: The top of the trunk seems to have fire damage. Does anyone have any info about the demise of this Trachycarpus.
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Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Conifers » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:10 am

Certainly looks to be deceased, but I can't see any evidence of fire damage. Palms are often fairly fireproof too, as the growing point and trunk vascular system are hard for the flames to reach.

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Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:11 am

lightening strike maybe?
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

Nathan

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Nathan » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:01 pm

That's a shame, though it was quite a ratty looking specimen, planted where it received a blasting by northerly winds...

If it was set alight, it would probably have been the 'skirt' of dead fronds that were lit & as the location of the palm is in Leigh Park (very rough council estate, infact one of the biggest council estates in Europe) it most probably was some chavs... icon_thumbdown

I don't see what else could have killed it to be honest as temperatures even up in Havant have not gone anywhere near as low as to damage a Trachycarpus, let alone kill one...

Adrian

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:12 pm

The Trachys in the Garden of Reflection in the middle of Fareham have been set alight a few times, the hairy trunks are just too tempting for the butters with nothing else to do.
I havent walked through that garden for a couple of years now so not sure how the Trachys or the CIDPs have fared.

ash101uk

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by ash101uk » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:46 pm

Just had a look on google maps at the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP and it doesn't look good.
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Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:49 pm

There were 3 of them Ash and very nice specimens as well, that was a few years back mind.

Nathan

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by Nathan » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:06 pm

A lot of the Phoenix canariensis_CIDP's around Fareham way took a bad hit after last winter, including some right in the town centre. If they recovered I'm sure this winter may finish them off sadly...

jonny

Re: Staunton Country Park Trachycarpus

Post by jonny » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:03 pm

Staunton is a lovely place to visit with some nice plants. I must get over there this year to see how the gingers that i donated to them are doing. It must have been parkers that did this. Maybe they were just trying to keep warm after blowing all their giros on booze and class A drugs :lol:

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