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200 year old Sabal Bermudana to be cut down

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Meangreen94z

I hadn’t seen this posted elsewhere. It looks like the Sabal Bermudana has run out of room at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/its-a-tall-order-as-giant-palm-tree-faces-the-chop-at-the-royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh-3174006?ampSabal-Palm_1.jpgCO5_Sabal-blackburninaum_1.jpgb25lY21zOjlmYzhkNmUzLTg3NWQtNDRkZS1hOGYy

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PalmsUSA
34 minutes ago, Meangreen94z said:

I hadn’t seen this posted elsewhere. It looks like the Sabal Bermudana has run out of room at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/its-a-tall-order-as-giant-palm-tree-faces-the-chop-at-the-royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh-3174006?ampSabal-Palm_1.jpgCO5_Sabal-blackburninaum_1.jpgb25lY21zOjlmYzhkNmUzLTg3NWQtNDRkZS1hOGYy

That is tragic, I heard about this a couple of months ago and could not believe it. I wish they could make the glass roof a bit higher, it may sound drastic but considering the value of the palm it wouldn't be too hard. They could at least raise part of it around the palm, creating a sort of glass cage. I hope they figure out something other than chopping it down, but that seems highly unlikely. Thanks for sharing, take care!

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EastCanadaTropicals

Can't they transplant it south to Scilly Isles, and then put it in the ground there?

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oasis371

Sabal bermudana is my very favorite Sabal species. I love the blue green foliage, the fact they are NOT as slow as most Sabals, and they also have decent cold hardiness.

 

 

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Jimhardy

Amazing.....how about that the building has been there for 200 years as well!

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necturus

There was a big Jubaea at Kew that was cut down not long ago. Same deal. It was planted when Kew was built.

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aegean
10 hours ago, EastCanadaTropicals said:

Can't they transplant it south to Scilly Isles, and then put it in the ground there?

yes, the red palm weevils there are already waiting for their meal delivery :D

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CoconutGambler352

Instead of raising the glass roof....why not *****MAKE IT LEAN OVER ON AN ANGLE SO IT'LL GROW A CURVE, AND IT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO LIVE LONGER....?*****

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NOT A TA

If ya can't raise the bridge, lower the water.... so to speak.   If it's in a large pot, support the pot and excavate below, then lower the pot.

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