OC Phil Posted May 22 Report Share Posted May 22 Hi Im a new member although I have been lurking in Palmtalk for several years. I love the tree. Perhaps this palm is already known but recently, I was driving to Carson, Ca to see someone and on the way to their house I happened to glance off the street to see an unusual palm that took my attention. Judging by the base and the tall leaves, I could not believe that it might be a coconut palm growing outdoors, not against a wall and still living despite several years of recent drought and especially after this winter's constant cold and rain. I have seen cocos before in better climates and have somewhat an ability to identify. So based on my initial drive by ( I could not stop and there is no parking possible at this location) I returned yesterday after a month to get a closer look. I took a few photos and a short video to help assist more seasoned palm freaks at confirming my suspicion. I could be wrong, but no harm, no foul. However, if it is a cocos, it might qualify as the second most northerly outdoor cocos in California. I will attach the photos from several angles and close up to aid in ID. Not sure if this site can post videos. I would be curious of your thoughts. It can also be found on google maps at the address I used when I saw it : 2425 Wilmington Ave. Compton, CA These photos were as of yesterday. Upon walking up to it for the first time, I saw what appeared to be a sprinkler by the trunk which would have helped it with its moisture needs during the non rainy season. However, given its micro climate and non protection, it is an interesting find, presuming its a cocos. OC Phil 19 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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