Palm Trees Fun Facts  

» Posted by on May 9, 2017 in palm tree | 0 comments

Palm trees are one of the most versatile and large families of plants, on paper, there are more than 2000 species of this tree. You can find different kinds of palm trees in different areas with a different setting around the world whether it be tropical, a desert, or even a rain forest. The Palm trees in each setting will have its unique shape and form.

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When you think of palm trees, you will naturally label them as a tree, but there are some instances that palm trees are not considered as a tree. Sometimes they can grow in the form of a shrubs, or lianas. When they grow into shrubs they may looks like palm trees but their parts are entirely different from a real palm tree.

The one thing that is most noticeable about palm trees is their large, green, beautiful leaves that easily stand out. Two types of leaves that grow from palm trees and they are palmate and pinnate. Palmate leaves grow in bundles at the end of the stems, while pinnate leaves grow along the sides of the stem and look like enlarged feathers.

There are a lot produce you can get from palm trees, that is what makes them special and vital to every country. The most famous product that you can get from a palm tree is the coconut, but there are a lot more you can get like nuts, palm oil, palm sugar, palm drink. Palm tree gives countries more value and can really improve their economy.

It is not only in the present day that us humans have learned how to make the most out of palm trees. But it is said that it dates back to the times of the Romans that they too already have the knowledge of how to properly use the different parts of a palm tree for food, resources, and shelter.

If you cut deep enough into the palm tree, in top trunk area you will eventually find what locals call the palm heart. People dig into the tree to find the heart and eat it, they also take deep pride in the heart and compare to a person’s heart saying that it can’t live without one. You can also use this palm heart as a renewable resource and plant it for a new palm tree to grow.

It is important to take good care of your palm trees and make sure that it is properly maintained. People take great pride in making sure that their trees are healthy because they are aware of the resources it gives them to make life easier. People should learn more about the uses and advantages that palm trees offer so that they have an increased sense of appreciation for them.

Thank the palm trees for giving more beauty to the beaches that we visit during vacations. Not only is it a sight for sore eyes but without it things will seem incomplete with palm trees seen in the landscape. We have to make sure we take good care of this tree if we want the generations to come to experience this magnificent site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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