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Mr List

weird palm pic

Post by Mr List » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:39 pm

this can't be a real palm, can it?
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Trudytropics

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Trudytropics » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:41 pm

Wow, just proves they will always straighten eventually, that is tree-mendous :lol: shames it takes up so much garden space :D

Deedee

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Deedee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:58 pm

Hahahaha, thats mad..

GoggleboxUK

Re: weird palm pic

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:59 pm

No way can that be real!

Who in their right mind would spend the years needed to do that?

Trudytropics

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Trudytropics » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:20 pm

I think this is completely natural, I would imagine the tree was blown over in the wind, ended up an an angle and continued to grow. Eventually the weight of the crown dragged it towards the ground and from their it twisted back up towards the light :D

Nigel

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Nigel » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:27 pm

Yep, it was probably growing sideways to escape the tree so already had a bent trunk, fell over like Trudy said and then doubled itself to go back up, and extended its own lifetime in the process because all palms have a height limit due to the diameter of its vascular tissue - height of a meniscus ( although osmosis is a factor too) so ultimately this plant might be dead had it not fallen over.
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Clive60

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Clive60 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:37 pm

Can't see a Trachycarpus doing that!!

Mr List

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Mr List » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:14 pm

:shock: the wonders of nature :o

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Re: weird palm pic

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:16 pm

... or the wonders of PhotoShop :lol:

Cheers, Barrie.

Nigel Fear

Re: weird palm pic

Post by Nigel Fear » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

So that's how you get knots in wood.

call

Re: weird palm pic

Post by call » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:32 pm

wow no loads of shallots :o

flounder

Re: weird palm pic

Post by flounder » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:21 pm

Perhaps it wants to be a screw palm when its older :)

medjool

Re: weird palm pic

Post by medjool » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:04 pm

I know this one its not a Trachycarpus its a screw palmetto sorry i meant saw p~~~~~~

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