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Now that the Bizzie is over 25' people's eyes are popping out

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_Keith

I like that cool 12 foot tall car. :-)

 

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NApalm

Shes a beauty Rob. Thanks for posting

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Josh-O
2 hours ago, _Keith said:

I like that cool 12 foot tall car. :-)

 

the one with the special tinted windows?

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trioderob

th?id=OIP.M4028af1fe1a1261925eaa3f639526optical illusion Dudes - the car is a Honda Fit

small car

but I took out the tape measure when taking the photo and it was more than 20' across - from side to side

I will take a photo end of summer and it will be close to 30' as it had 5 unopened spears

 

later days.....

 

 

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George Sparkman

Numbers aside it is a great looking specimen in SoCal.

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Palm Tree Jim
10 minutes ago, George Sparkman said:

Numbers aside it is a great looking specimen in SoCal.

Agree here.....

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DoomsDave

Rob:

Thanks for the pictures of a magnificent palm we don't see enough of!

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Firepalm

Nice plant Rob.  I think I need to give mine more water...

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Tracy
21 hours ago, Pando said:
On 7/4/2016, 9:00:01, Josh-O said:

because its shading out my solar panels I grew from seed 10 yrs ago.

You gotta tell me where you got the seeds for solar panels

Josh, I'll be over right behind Pando to pick up my solar panel seeds.  I'll take a bushel of them.

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_Keith
3 hours ago, George Sparkman said:

Numbers aside it is a great looking specimen in SoCal.

Sure is. Very nice looking palm indeed 

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Jim in Los Altos

Rob, truly a fine looking specimen and sure to awe everyone who sees it in person. Buuuuutttt, 25' tall is equivalent to two and a half stories up a building (or well into the third floor). Can you get a shot of the tree without the "little" Honda in front of it?

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rick

Honda Fit is 5ft 0in high and 13ft 4in long.

http://www.edmunds.com/honda/fit/2015/features-specs/ 

 

A 20ft span would roughly put each leaf at about 10ft long. The car is parked just about at the base and the end of the leaf goes to end of the windshield so I'll give him the width but 25ft tall is a stretch. Rob have you been using the same ruler used by fisherman and teenage boys bragging on the internet?

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Pedro 65
12 minutes ago, rick said:

Honda Fit is 5ft 0in high and 13ft 4in long.

http://www.edmunds.com/honda/fit/2015/features-specs/

 

A 20ft span would roughly put each leaf at about 10ft long. The car is parked just about at the base and the end of the leaf goes to end of the windshield so I'll give him the width but 25ft tall is a stretch. Rob have you been using the same ruler used by fisherman and teenage boys bragging on the internet?

Atleast it a Bismarkia thats on its way,   it didnt get away  :)  and with the car parked a little closer it would only need 3 ontop of ea other to "equal" the top which is 15 ft, why lie ?  the picture tells the truth , plain n simple, end of story. :)

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trioderob
2 hours ago, rick said:

Honda Fit is 5ft 0in high and 13ft 4in long.

http://www.edmunds.com/honda/fit/2015/features-specs/ 

 

A 20ft span would roughly put each leaf at about 10ft long. The car is parked just about at the base and the end of the leaf goes to end of the windshield so I'll give him the width but 25ft tall is a stretch. Rob have you been using the same ruler used by fisherman and teenage boys bragging on the internet?

each leaf is 10" long as just checked with tape measure

read up on a subject called perspective before calling me a liar

perspective.jpg

 

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Pedro 65
30 minutes ago, trioderob said:

each leaf is 10" long as just checked with tape measure

read up on a subject called perspective before calling me a liar

perspective.jpg

 

What about the    "Height"     Rob ????  The Little Car "shows all"  I think eh :wacko: Truth is better than Fiction,  "Sorry" for wearing my heart on my  sleeve n pissn you off.   Pete :) 

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Sabal Steve

Man, now that everyone's all excited about Bismarcks, I thought I'd take the opportunity of showing a few from around San Diego!

6'

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8' - 9'

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12' - 14'

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15' - 16'

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Here's a bismarck that I've been watching for almost 10 years now, and has put on about 5' trunk in that period.  I just saw it today, but didn't take a picture.  Maybe 17' tall.  The front wall is 6'.

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And here's two that everyone knows.  Pictured the bigger one is about 30' - 35' tall.  They've maybe grown 5' taller since that pic, that I took years ago.  That's what a big bizzie looks like out here.

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rick
1 hour ago, trioderob said:

each leaf is 10" long as just checked with tape measure

read up on a subject called perspective before calling me a liar

perspective.jpg

 

Like I said the width claim appears correct. Im merely pointing out that the height claim appears suspect. Yes the honda in front would appear larger than it is when compared to the bizzie but the one story house behind it doesn't lie either. As Jim pointed out 25ft is more than 2 stories and even with the perspective the roof line comes to center of the crownshaft.  Also a little tip, when shortening measurements " is the abbreviation for inches and ' is for feet. Its still a nice looking bizzie.

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Mohsen

Now we demand more pics ;) 

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palmsnbananas

Um okay not 25 feet.. Estimation fail

 

Cry for attention??

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trioderob

say what you want about the height...peoples eyes are still popping out

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Jastin

ive been gone forever but my first thought when i saw the title was "he has no pic" hahahah. nice tree rob! i remember your last pic when it first started trunking. mine was planted 5 years ago from a 5 gal and has trunk now. its a fatty. 

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Zeeth

Nice palm! Bismarckia definitely isn't slow once it hits it's stride. Over here that seems to be once the roots are deep enough to get to the ground water (which is between 10-20 feet deep). 

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Ricigliano

I would love see some pics of your Dypsis madagscariensis growing next to your Bismarckia.

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Pando
13 hours ago, trioderob said:

 

16 hours ago, rick said:

Rob have you been using the same ruler used by fisherman and teenage boys bragging on the internet?

 

each leaf is 10" long as just checked with tape measure

read up on a subject called perspective before calling me a liar

:floor:

That would make the tree about 20 inches wide.

 

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Jastin

Had to pull my Corvette out of the garage and park it next to my massive bizzy trunk. Mine is way bigger than Robs...jes sayin

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Danilopez89
1 hour ago, Jastin said:

Had to pull my Corvette out of the garage and park it next to my massive bizzy trunk. Mine is way bigger than Robs...jes sayin

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:greenthumb:

You unlocked the secret for sure!

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Jim in Los Altos

image.thumb.jpeg.1dd8bb3c759c846573478c8While we're at it, here's my front yard Bismarckia getting its morning sun. A five gallon planted twelve years ago so it's taken time to get where it is given it's in full shade in the afternoon all year. Parajubaea torallyi to its left.

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Jastin
56 minutes ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

image.thumb.jpeg.1dd8bb3c759c846573478c8While we're at it, here's my front yard Bismarckia getting its morning sun. A five gallon planted twelve years ago so it's taken time to get where it is given it's in full shade in the afternoon all year. Parajubaea torallyi to its left.

How is your lemur Jim? Mine died last winter after that cold snap. Was in the ground for 2 years! Of course it was the first year I decided not to cover anything 

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DoomsDave

Here's the Hoopers' specimen with their non Hobbitty garage door behind it.image.thumb.jpeg.8d812b6a1a9529fd901e515

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Jim in Los Altos
32 minutes ago, Jastin said:

How is your lemur Jim? Mine died last winter after that cold snap. Was in the ground for 2 years! Of course it was the first year I decided not to cover anything 

 

32 minutes ago, Jastin said:

How is your lemur Jim? Mine died last winter after that cold snap. Was in the ground for 2 years! Of course it was the first year I decided not to cover anything 

Jastin, dead. It couldn't handle our month long cold spell last December. Dark, cloudy, damp, and chilly are not what make a lemur prosper. It was fun watching it grow so well for three years but long term it wasn't to be. 

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DoomsDave
4 minutes ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

 

Jastin, dead. It couldn't handle our month long cold spell last December. Dark, cloudy, damp, and chilly are not what make a lemur prosper. It was fun watching it grow so well for three years but long term it wasn't to be. 

Ouch, was just about to ask myself.

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kirkhutch
1 hour ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

image.thumb.jpeg.1dd8bb3c759c846573478c8While we're at it, here's my front yard Bismarckia getting its morning sun. A five gallon planted twelve years ago so it's taken time to get where it is given it's in full shade in the afternoon all year. Parajubaea torallyi to its left.

How old is the Pj t.? In your area did it burn at all during the summer when it was small? In southern AZ the older leaves on mine are crispy this summer. 

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DoomsDave
48 minutes ago, kirkhutch said:

How old is the Pj t.? In your area did it burn at all during the summer when it was small? In southern AZ the older leaves on mine are crispy this summer. 

Show us pictures of your tor tor!

 

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Jim in Los Altos
5 hours ago, kirkhutch said:

How old is the Pj t.? In your area did it burn at all during the summer when it was small? In southern AZ the older leaves on mine are crispy this summer. 

It's ten years old from a one leaf seedling planted directly in the ground. Our summers are mild here in the South Bay Area so there's never been any burning at all to speak of. Torallyi can handle some heat as long as things cool down at night.

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Hammer
20 hours ago, Jastin said:

ive been gone forever but my first thought when i saw the title was "he has no pic" hahahah. nice tree rob! i remember your last pic when it first started trunking. mine was planted 5 years ago from a 5 gal and has trunk now. its a fatty. 

He's back!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Ben in Norcal
7 hours ago, Jim in Los Altos said:

image.thumb.jpeg.1dd8bb3c759c846573478c8While we're at it, here's my front yard Bismarckia getting its morning sun. A five gallon planted twelve years ago so it's taken time to get where it is given it's in full shade in the afternoon all year. Parajubaea torallyi to its left.

Are they getting more sun with the queen out of there, Jim?  It looks a little like they are...

Considering I started with 15g Ptts, and considering how much they have grown in just a couple of years, I can't wait to see what mine look like after 10 years!

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_Keith

I know how we can settle this.  Take a picture of with Dave' shoe next to it.  If the palm is 4 times the size of Dave's shoe, it is 25' fall.

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Jim in Los Altos
4 hours ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Are they getting more sun with the queen out of there, Jim?  It looks a little like they are...

Considering I started with 15g Ptts, and considering how much they have grown in just a couple of years, I can't wait to see what mine look like after 10 years!

Ben, the sunny picture was taken at 9:30 AM. The Parajubaea was not affected much by the queen other than the trunks butting up to each other. It was a sparcely leafed queen. The Bismarck is still under a taller queen, a Trachycarpus, a Butia, and the Parajubaea.IMG_0389.thumb.JPG.f6d2a2526035b90cb60b9IMG_0415.thumb.JPG.3161b0e7129da1a9eab44

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trioderob

best thread ever

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