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Hurricanes & palms

Post by TerdalFarm » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:32 pm

I'm on my favorite little Caribbean island right now. They got hit hard by hurricane Earl even though the eye passed south of them. The whole village sounds of hammers as people rebuild.

Of relevance to us is how well palms fared, vs other trees. Coconuts in particular but I have yet to see a single palm killed or uprooted. Oh and don't forget the storm surge that let ~0.5 to 1 meter of salt water on them. Again, coconuts were fine, but other palms as well.

Lots of non-palm trees knocked over, killed or at best defoliated. (Actually, some lookk fine, to be fair).

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Post by DesertZone » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:35 pm

Thanks for sharing. :D
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Post by TerdalFarm » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:38 pm

Back in Oklahoma as of yesterday.

Cycads also did fine. Tree ferns, alas, did not survive the salty storm surge. Note to Jim.

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Re: Hurricanes & palms

Post by TerdalFarm » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:29 pm

Over-due note.

Hurricane Irma hit Florida hard back in September (2017). Lots of trees down. But, in general, palms did better than other trees, although a few big cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) did come down in my neighborhood.

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