Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In Need of a Little Trim

 
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This is what happens to palm trees when they aren't pruned. I've been seeing these two beauties at the end of a driveway in my neighborhood for years and have always wondered why they don't cut those dead palm fronds off. They sort of look like they have beards or maybe they are wearing skirts!

25 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's very interesting. I liked your idea about they look wearing something.Great capture!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Well, I think they are scientifically called, "Bearded palm trees." But then, I live in Minnesota, what do I know?

JM said...

Today I woke up with the noise of electric saws! They are pruning the palm trees around my house... :-)

B SQUARED said...

I always thought it was a strange look, myself. I would hate to be the one that had to trim them. Can you imagine all the insects under there?

Darla said...

Some people don't believe in pruning anything....It would bother me. How is your GS?

James said...

When palm trees get like that they remind me of hula dancers. I've heard that rats like to live in them.

I like this picture.

Jacob said...

These are pretty funny. We've got some in our neighborhood that look something like these, but I don't think I've ever seen so many dead fronds - these are extraordinary...

The owner may just be trying to save money.

Frank said...

I'm sure glad you're not roaming my neighborhood camera in hand. I better get the palms trimmed quick or I'll be the talk of the bloggershere. (I keep thinking one good low-level tropical storm will do the trick.)

hadv said...

What strange-looking palm trees. I like them as they are.. :D

Tricia said...

I didn't know that! But, it DOES look like they're wearing dead leaf skirts - They really really should take care of them. Jeeez!

Sunny said...

I'm no tree expert but arn't some Palm Trees suppose to be like that?Sunny :)

Halcyon said...

They do look bearded! I guess some people like the "natural" look.

Sharon said...

When I saw the thumbnail of this photo the first thing that popped into my head was "those, trees are wearing grass skirts".

Eamon said...

Is this maybe where the Hawaiians got their ideas for those grass skirts? What a great photo - I didn't know this happened, and my family even own a few palm trees in Morocco!

Anonymous said...

We have a few that are beginning to need a trim.
Yes, rats, birds, owls all nest in the fronds.

They are definitely a fire hazard that way.

Louis

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't have that problem here in Ohio. I know my son used to have that problem at his house in Jupiter but since his divorce he is living in a condo in West Palm Beach and doesn't have outside work to do. We have falling leaves or will have though some are on their way down as I type.

Don and Krise said...

Maybe they're going to put some cheap sunglasses on them and make them look like two thirds of ZZ Top.

Hilda said...

Polynesian grass skirts! I can almost see them dancing the hula! :D

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Palm Trees.I Feel that they are looking more beautiful with Beard :) rather then without.Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Tabib said...

Interesting. I have seen a few stalks left untrimmed, not the whole lot like this.
Let nature do the trimming.

Small City Scenes said...

They look like Tiki huts. Weird, yes? MB

Lisa Wilson said...

What B Squared said. Ew~!

Julie said...

Hula skirts did come to mind. But I would not stick my hand up there either!!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I like it like that too. if i were the owner, i'll paint it coloured that will look like a real hula skirts indeed!

Clytie said...

Hula skirts, or maybe a ratty winter shawl. I actually kind of like it the way nature intended.