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Tall Windmills


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So I wanted a thread for the tall windmills. I know there are definitely some 20+ ft tall ones out there. 

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18 minutes ago, BigBilly said:

So I wanted a thread for the tall windmills. I know there are definitely some 20+ ft tall ones out there. 

Here are a couple quite tall ones in St. George Utah, if each story of this hotel is 10’ these must be about 30’ tall. Crowns getting very small in these, St. George is very hot and dry in the summer (think Las Vegas) and who knows what kind of care these get, but they have been there for many years, some large W. filifera at this location that look good. Photos from google street view. 
 

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Corpus Christi, TX, near salt water, zone 9b/10a! Except when it isn't and everything gets nuked.

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It's tough to tell from this photo how tall this palm is, but it's the tallest Trachycarpus I've seen.  It's so old it has lost all of it's fiber .

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Last year someone posted and old photo of what had to be a couple 40 footers in front of a hotel or some other commercial building. I would love to see that again 

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3 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

Previously posted thread on the topic.

 

Glad I mentioned it to exactly the right person 😂🤩. Wonder if those are still there 

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13 hours ago, BigBilly said:

So I wanted a thread for the tall windmills. I know there are definitely some 20+ ft tall ones out there. 

Washington, D.C.'s finest (tallest that I know of). Came through this winter with a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit unscathed. It's nearly 30 ft tall! Pretty impressive considering they are somewhat marginal here. This one has survived many deep freezes including 2014.

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2 hours ago, Alex High said:

Washington, D.C.'s finest (tallest that I know of). ...

Proximity to the building may have supported it's longevity.

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There are definitely taller ones around here but there are many many about this size in my area:
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Sadly seldom with hanging leaves and overpruned like this:
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But I see an increasing number of Trachies with the old leaves left. Some even starting to skirt. Imo way more impressive looking.

I rarely photograph Trachies, as they are quite common and not the most exotic anymore. But I might change that this year if I find the time. Also to get a scope of how many we actually have in this vicinity. 🌴:greenthumb:

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6 hours ago, Alex High said:

Washington, D.C.'s finest (tallest that I know of). Came through this winter with a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit unscathed. It's nearly 30 ft tall! Pretty impressive considering they are somewhat marginal here. This one has survived many deep freezes including 2014.

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That's a really pretty one too 

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7 hours ago, Alex High said:

Washington, D.C.'s finest (tallest that I know of). Came through this winter with a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit unscathed. It's nearly 30 ft tall! Pretty impressive considering they are somewhat marginal here. This one has survived many deep freezes including 2014.

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7 hours ago, Alex High said:

Washington, D.C.'s finest (tallest that I know of). Came through this winter with a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit unscathed. It's nearly 30 ft tall! Pretty impressive considering they are somewhat marginal here. This one has survived many deep freezes including 2014.

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i'm just asking can you do an update on the windmill It's OK if you say no

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29 minutes ago, Foxpalms said:

Some from the UK.

 

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Now those are some real tall ones 

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There’s a 40 ft windmill in western Canada, I think the guy who posted it is named like daddy palms or something like that.

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4 hours ago, PaPalmTree said:

i'm just asking can you do an update on the windmill It's OK if you say no

I will do an update as soon as possible, I can't get enough of this palm! So impressive for the Mid-Atlantic, love it, stay tuned!

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1 hour ago, Alex High said:

I will do an update as soon as possible, I can't get enough of this palm! So impressive for the Mid-Atlantic, love it, stay tuned!

Please tell us what street in D.C.  the palm is on.

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11 hours ago, howfam said:

Please tell us what street in D.C.  the palm is on.

Here is the Google Maps link. It's just to the right of the house. Just east of the intersection of 1st and S St. NW in D.C.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.914204,-77.0116286,3a,28.7y,110.86h,115.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sc4QY5AVPKXY7d2TgBn1zJw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

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There is one in Watsonville, California that is about 10 m tall.  Sorry, I do not have an image.  (The location is about a 90 minute drive from my home) 

San Francisco, California

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4 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

There is one in Watsonville, California that is about 10 m tall.

10m = 32ft 9.81 inches.  Nice!

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It might even be taller than 10 m, but I'm not interested enough to drive 90 minutes down to Watsonville.  The palm is visible on a main street downtown when one drives from the coast Highway 1  inland toward Highway 101. 

San Francisco, California

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46 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

It might even be taller than 10 m, but I'm not interested enough to drive 90 minutes down to Watsonville.  The palm is visible on a main street downtown when one drives from the coast Highway 1  inland toward Highway 101. 

Is this it? There are tons of HUGE ones at this church there, wow! Those are insanely tall and skinny

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Look at that skirt!

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Here's another good sized one!

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That might the one, at the church corner, I drove through Watsonville several years ago, so my memory is somewhat vague.

Thanks for making the effort to search for this palm.    :greenthumb:

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San Francisco, California

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6 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

That might the one, at the church corner, I drove through Watsonville several years ago, so my memory is somewhat vague.

Thanks for making the effort to search for this palm.    :greenthumb:

Any time, if you ever need some Google Maps palm sleuthing, let me know! I am always on there looking for palms, sometimes I think streetview exists just to help us palm nuts further our addiction 😉

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On 4/24/2023 at 4:14 PM, PaPalmTree said:

i'm just asking can you do an update on the windmill It's OK if you say no

As requested:

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On 4/24/2023 at 11:31 AM, Las Palmas Norte said:

Proximity to the building may have supported its longevity.

Yes the house has protected it - but that’ still just INCREDIBLE for DC - I lost several in the area over the time this one has survived. Thanks for finding this and posting

 

42 minutes ago, Alex High said:

As requested:

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. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it.   Houses look like the DuPont Circle area…..is it?

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14 minutes ago, Almisa said:

Yes the house has protected it - but that’ still just INCREDIBLE for DC - I lost several in the area over the time this one has survived. Thanks for finding this and posting

 

. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it.   Houses look like the DuPont Circle area…..is it?

Me too, it's really crazy, it would be a stunning palm anywhere but especially impressive for D.C. Yeah not far from Dupont Circle, here is the Google Maps link to it, it is just to the right of the house:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.914204,-77.0116286,3a,28.7y,110.86h,115.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sc4QY5AVPKXY7d2TgBn1zJw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

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3 hours ago, Almisa said:

Yes the house has protected it - but that’ still just INCREDIBLE for DC ...

Sooo, DC isn't a zone 8 region?

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5 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

Sooo, DC isn't a zone 8 region?

That’s funny, Las Palmas!

9a NE Florida: 2 Phoenix Sylvester; 1 p.robellini; 2 Bismarckia nobilis; 1 Trachycarpus fortunei; 3  livistonia chenesis; 1 Dypsis decaryi; 1 Rhapis excelsa; 1 Sabal palmetto; 1 (double) Copernicia alba; 1 Chamaedorea catractarum 1 Licuala grandis, 1 Beaucanea recurvata, numerous cycads, tropicals, orchids. Winter 2022/23 Low 25F

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3 hours ago, Almisa said:

That’s funny, Las Palmas!

I suppose it is for those in the "know". As someone from the Pacific coast, I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the USDA plant zones on the Atlantic side of things. The USDA zone maps don't include city locations so I made an guestimate as to DC being in zone 7. That seems somewhat borderline for Trachycarpus fortunei especially in coldest areas of that zone (7a). Regards.

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3 hours ago, DreaminAboutPalms said:

Nashville, TN 

 

 

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I’d be very curious to see what those look like after this last winter where we dropped below zero….

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2 minutes ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

I suppose it is for those in the "know". As someone from the Pacific coast, I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the USDA plant zones on the Atlantic side of things. The USDA zone maps don't include city locations so I made an guestimate as to DC being in zone 7. That seems somewhat borderline for Trachycarpus fortunei especially in coldest areas of that zone (7a). Regards.

Touche’,  Las Palmas!  Yes, for those from the Northeast Atlantic and where the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (the DMV, we call it) region would definitely be considered borderline 7A.  The actual temperature range - despite the data - wouldn’t seem to support the possibility of Trachycarpus fortunei to thrive as the specimen shown in that picture.  It is truly a magnificent anomaly to have not only survived, but to have achieved the height and health depicted. 

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9a NE Florida: 2 Phoenix Sylvester; 1 p.robellini; 2 Bismarckia nobilis; 1 Trachycarpus fortunei; 3  livistonia chenesis; 1 Dypsis decaryi; 1 Rhapis excelsa; 1 Sabal palmetto; 1 (double) Copernicia alba; 1 Chamaedorea catractarum 1 Licuala grandis, 1 Beaucanea recurvata, numerous cycads, tropicals, orchids. Winter 2022/23 Low 25F

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8 minutes ago, Almisa said:

Touche’,  Las Palmas!  Yes, for those from the Northeast Atlantic and where the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (the DMV, we call it) region would definitely be considered borderline 7A.  The actual temperature range - despite the data - wouldn’t seem to support the possibility of Trachycarpus fortunei to thrive as the specimen shown in that picture.  It is truly a magnificent anomaly to have not only survived, but to have achieved the height and health depicted. 

There was a post a few years back about some big windmills they moved from some “castle” maybe to near one of the Smithsonian museums, or the other way around. Made me remember it, there was some discussion about how they got that big in DC, considering they should be marginal at least planted out in the open there

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Now I wonder if there are any windmills in the 8a Parts of Baltimore

Lucas

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1 hour ago, Little Tex said:

Now I wonder if there are any windmills in the 8a Parts of Baltimore

I may do some investigating… but as far as 8a in Baltimore? don’t think so. There are some 8a zones reflected on the Maryland map for the eastern shore area off of the Chesapeake- 

9a NE Florida: 2 Phoenix Sylvester; 1 p.robellini; 2 Bismarckia nobilis; 1 Trachycarpus fortunei; 3  livistonia chenesis; 1 Dypsis decaryi; 1 Rhapis excelsa; 1 Sabal palmetto; 1 (double) Copernicia alba; 1 Chamaedorea catractarum 1 Licuala grandis, 1 Beaucanea recurvata, numerous cycads, tropicals, orchids. Winter 2022/23 Low 25F

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8 minutes ago, Almisa said:

I may do some investigating… but as far as 8a in Baltimore? don’t think so. There are some 8a zones reflected on the Maryland map for the eastern shore area off of the Chesapeake- 

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