Palm Trees and Palm Treevia with Tony Tomeo (#Treesquare July 27)

Today’s #TreeSquares post features the Palm

One of the bloggers I follow is Tony Tomeo, the Horticulturist, Arborist, and Garden Columnist.

And you see my friends, this is why I love blogging – the range of people that we encounter is so varied – so diverse – and this diversity keeps us fresh!

Tony has a lot of wonderful posts, and here are three to check out:

Tony Tomeo Post #1: “Palm Treevia” has some nice tidbits about palms in California, Hawaii, and Oklahoma – yup! Good ol Oklahoma has the palms! Tony shared: “Oklahoma is the sort of place where only a few of the toughest of exotic palms can survive outside.” Post is HERE

Tony Tomeo Post #2: “Street Wise about Street Trees” is a great post to share during this month of #Treesquarws because the diversity  of trees means that we have so much to consider before we just plant trees in various spaces. Post is HERE

“There is no such thing as a perfect tree. All trees have foliage that one way or another, eventually falls to the ground. All trees have roots that might try to displace something that gets in their way. Many trees are messy in bloom. Some make messy fruit. Except for palms, all trees have branches that can be broken by wind. Just about any tree can be blown over if the wind is strong enough. This is why the selection of trees that are appropriate to each particular application is so important.”

Tony Tomeo Post #3 This more recent post here shows his succinct wit and rich info: “Pomes Produce better than Palms”

Now the Palm photos for this post – with a bit of up to down gradation:

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33 thoughts on “Palm Trees and Palm Treevia with Tony Tomeo (#Treesquare July 27)

    1. thank you SO much – I am going to share your post with my sister n law because we were just talking about trees and an article about how they share info if an invasive pest starts attacking them –

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  1. To Tony and Yvette – I would prefer a Palm tree to a deciduous tree … less bother and it looks the same all year long. I just read a story of how our Michigan trees are so stressed from the weather this year, i.e. drought in April/May, torrential rains. Yesterday on a walk at Lake Erie Metropark, I could not help but notice (and photograph) yellow Poplar leaves already littering the ground, then I saw the aforementioned story: https://www.mlive.com/weather/2021/07/tree-leaves-already-changing-colors-here-are-4-reasons.html

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    1. Thanks so icy for sharing this Linda – I am sorry about the tree stress in your area and you give more proof for some of the crazy weather patterns – going to check out the link in a little bit

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      1. The weather is so crazy Yvette. When we had the back-to-back Polar Vortexes a few years ago, we had had a drought the Summer before the first PV – many bushes and trees died as the bitter cold zapped the tree/bush roots that were brittle from the heat wave.

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  2. At first I thought the hole view was a reflecting pool. I liked the the dried palm leaves the best. I always intend to do Becky’s squares but never do more than one, if that, in her theme. Now, trees seem very doable, lots of them here.

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  3. Great post Yvette and to introduce us to Tony, another blogger who shares our interest in nature. Will check out his blog.
    In CA, we have palm trees galore and our neighborhood squirrels hide out in the leaves. Startled me one time when a palm tree started shaking above my head.

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    1. we were startled by some birds the other day so I can only imagine the way the squirrels caught you off guard – and I have not seen too many squirrels in palm trees on the east coast – but when we lived in Denver my husband’s grandfather had a terrible time with squirrels in his yard – annoyed by them – but we had two dogs in our yard and that kept them away from us

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      1. Squirrels used to drive my dad crazy from their constant thievery of fish food outside a little pond he made and mucking up his garden. It was like war between human and squirrels! They are clever and fast creatures.
        Once we found out that squirrels were making the sound, we felt better. I thought it was the rumblings of an earthquake or somebody vigorously shaking the tree. The latter is worrisome because people are freaking out these days.
        We have lots of palm trees in CA. that they have just become a part of the regular scenery. Now I know squirrels’ hide outs and I’ll be sure to avoid standing right next to a palm tree. Eeeek, it would be startling to see a squirrel close up staring at me.

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        1. Agree…blogging teaches me that what is familiar to me is unfamiliar to others and vice versa. Learning how to make the familiar unfamiliar, but that takes a lot of mental energy that sometimes I just can’t be bothered with. Maybe when the kids get a little older…

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        2. Yes – we have to rally guard our activities and find the balance of what we do – as an empty nester I can tell you how grateful I am for investing a bit of extra time in my children when they were home – it always took a balancing act because it takes a village to raise children – like they need sports and hobbies and education – and I truly give God all the glory on how he always provided and kept us fresh and season after season showed he hubs and i what was needed or gave us direction

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        3. I fully agree with you there…it does take a village to raise children. Homeschooling and raising kids are not for the faint hearted as I’ve learned over the years.
          I was a nervous wreck this past month thinking about all the things that needs addressing this year. Lost energy before the race even began.
          I’m trying to look at the bigger picture and not get bogged down by the nonessentials and doing things for the sake of doing something.
          God is so amazing though and shows up to help me fill in the gaps. Doesn’t he refresh when you think it’s the end?! Your words encourage me to rely on God for guidance.
          Empty nesting is a new season for parents too! I’ll be going through that in a few years. It’s good to know many bloggers, like u, are empty nesters and will have words of wisdom to share. 🙂 Hugs…

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