October 15th, 2000

More Outside Palms. We will  work our way around the house.


This guy is about 40' tall -- very expensive palm -- needs a haircut badly.  I have been instructed to hire a palm trimmer this monday or else I will have to climb that beast -- no way!

sabal palm


We have several queen palms -- very nice breezy tree.  They dominate the east side of the house.  I like them.

Queen Palm  (Syagrus romanzoffiana)



These little non-natives fill in under the queen palms

Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis)


Although they provide a nice privacy screen for the pool, these palms bite!! very sharp stickers on the fronds, making it perilous to trim them -- which we must do often so they don't rip through the screening.

Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis)


We have a canal in the back (long story), and these natives are uncared for and unattended.  There are Millions of them in our city -- which is probably why our city is called Palm Bay.

native sabals

Radio Palms -- very unusual variety -- the palms can cover between 14MHz to 1.2GHz -- I like these palms

Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis)


More native palms that belong to the city -- the last 20 feet of my back yard (what we are looking at) belong to the city of Palm Bay

native sabal


The littlest palm -- and Spyder the cat

Phoenix roebelenii (unhealthy specimen -- we have transplanted it to see if it gets healthy)

Looking down the right of way -- more natives.


Well, that is it for the Palm Tree Tour -- hope you liked it!



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