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2007 To Be The Hottest Year?


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If this is redundant, I'm sorry. As most already know, it's forecasted to be hotter than last year.

But taking into consideration the 117F local conditions last year, and this is going to be felt worldwide - so they say - couldn't this push even heat loving palms to the limits? And the predictions of dwindling snowcaps and decreasing water supply, and the inevitable power outages. (a swealtering emoticon would go good here)

I'm just curious, what are some of you doing to prepare for this, if anything? For your palms and yourselves.

Perhaps some ready-to-go sun-cloth shade structure that is removable. I've tried working this out, thinking wise. Has anybody else? My new planted Rivularis won't survive what they're talking about I'm sure.

Scott

San Fernando Valley, California

Sunset Climate Zone 18

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I have been hearing this also and while I hope it is not true, I don't really pay attention to these type of predictions.  They can barely predict the weather over 10 days, much less a whole year.  Last year they predicted it was going to be a very active hurriance season.  That is my reasoning behind this but you never know.

Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a)

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You'll be surprised what will thrive at 117f if the water is there. Roystonea and Cocos will launch with that sort of heat. The NW of Oz proves this, where these sort of temps appear almost annually. This would be true for Bismarckia and most Livistona, Sabal etc. Really tropical, humidity loving undergrowth species would be almost impossible with those temps if there was not a serious canopy and lots of irrigation. Just my thoughts.

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Tyrone

Millbrook, "Kinjarling" Noongar word meaning "Place of Rain", Rainbow Coast, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Cool nights all year round.

 

 

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Bring it on, hot sounds good to me, but then my attitude would probably be different if I lived in Phoenix, AZ or somewhere else considerably hotter than here.

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Corey Lucas-Divers

Dorset, UK

Ave Jul High 72F/22C (91F/33C Max)

Ave Jul Low 52F/11C (45F/7C Min)

Ave Jan High 46F/8C (59F/15C Max)

Ave Jan Low 34F/1C (21F/-6C Min)

Ave Rain 736mm pa

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Sounds good for palms.  Unfortunately, I'm sure there are plenty of negative affects to be found.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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It is true that the intense heat and plentiful water really make stuff shoot up fast. A banana plant I have produced a new leaf every week during that heat wave, where as later in the summer one every 2 1/2 - 3 weeks. Now not even one a month. And Bizzie was really enjoying it.

But even though I watered every day, my archonto cooked right up into a blackened crispy thing.  :o Now I have the Rivularis to think about.

I'm thinkg of trying to put 4 poles in the ground with some shade cloth on a rod that can be fastened to two of the poles then unrolled accross. then taken off when the sun isn't so intense. Anybody tried something like this?

Scott

San Fernando Valley, California

Sunset Climate Zone 18

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(Scott @ Jan. 08 2007,14:01)

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I'm thinkg of trying to put 4 poles in the ground with some shade cloth on a rod that can be fastened to two of the poles then unrolled accross. then taken off when the sun isn't so intense. Anybody tried something like this?

Sounds like a very good idea to me. Do it I say, and post a pic. Good ideas need sharing because a lot of us will come across similar probs that need solving.

regards

Tyrone

Millbrook, "Kinjarling" Noongar word meaning "Place of Rain", Rainbow Coast, Western Australia 35S. Warm temperate. Csb Koeppen Climate classification. Cool nights all year round.

 

 

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