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Near Lake Travis/The Oasis

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January 2021....these were probably best pure Robusta’s in Austin 

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1 hour ago, DreaminAboutPalms said:

January 2021....these were probably best pure Robusta’s in Austin 

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Yeah, it will be nice when we get somewhat back to that point. I’m tired of looking at dead or half dead palms. I saw two Washingtonia Filifera outside Beecave on 12, with the largest trunks I’ve probably seen in the area. Both dead, yet Filibusta in the area recovering. I know Filibusta survival is hit or miss too, but  it seems the Robusta genetics combine wet tolerance to the Filiferas dry cold tolerance.

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9 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Yeah, it will be nice when we get somewhat back to that point. I’m tired of looking at dead or half dead palms. I saw two Washingtonia Filifera outside Beecave on 12, with the largest trunks I’ve probably seen in the area. Both dead, yet Filibusta in the area recovering. I know Filibusta survival is hit or miss too, but  it seems the Robusta genetics combine wet tolerance to the Filiferas dry cold tolerance.

Filiferas have been very hit or miss some have full crowns (check out the palm condo on steck avenue), and some are dead. I think this winter storm was probably a little bit wet for their liking. From what I've seen, the majority of the dead filiferas are in spots that receive tons of runoff water while the alive ones are planted on a slight mound. 

I've been very surprised at number of robusta leaning hybrids that have come back, I think growing offspring from those survivors is the best method going forward 

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More Robusta hybrids just starting to push growth at the boat restaurant off mopac and braker. Amazing how long these have taken 

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Tall north austin hybrid off Kramer Lane starting to look like a palm again 

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joetx
3 hours ago, DreaminAboutPalms said:

More Robusta hybrids just starting to push growth at the boat restaurant off mopac and braker. Amazing how long these have taken 

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Great news, thanks for posting! I've been wondering about these, but couldn't get a good look from the highway.

With all the Filibusta hybrids finally recovering, makes me wonder if I should have not cut my 13 footer down :(

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5 hours ago, joetx said:

Great news, thanks for posting! I've been wondering about these, but couldn't get a good look from the highway.

With all the Filibusta hybrids finally recovering, makes me wonder if I should have not cut my 13 footer down :(

Should have kept it but just trunk cut it to see if there’s any live tissue 

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Leaving airport as you are getting off of 71 and onto the 183 north there are about a hundred what appear to be Sabal minor planted along the median. Nice to see those more in public plantings 

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Kramer lane Washingtonians hybrid looking good. Has pushed out all the deformed fronds now onto the normal mature ones 

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On 8/4/2021 at 6:14 AM, DreaminAboutPalms said:

January 2021....these were probably best pure Robusta’s in Austin 

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Awesome photo 

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