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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Technically it is acceptable and correct to call a palm a tree.

    First off .... monocots have xylem. Second, a tree does not necessarily have to be a "hardwood", nor are the other characteristics you listed necessary for a plant to be called a tree.
     
  2. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    Correct. a palm is a monocot (family monocotyledoneae), which is related to corn, grass, bamboo, agave, irises, yucca, etc. They do not develop rings year to year, and their stems are dramatically different from tree trunks. They do not add bulk to their trunks year to year at all... etc. etc.

    Ill take your word for it they have xylem and all that other debatable stuff, so to the extent that you are correct, I stand corrected.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bo-o-o-o-ring
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Palms can/do increase the diameter of their truck via a primary thickening meristem.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    "I'm yawning some more."
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  6. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought all those interwebs ads were phoney? :laugh::laugh:
     
  7. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wish I could thicken my meristem.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh: Unlike boots .... your palmed primary stem probably still gets thicker when growing.
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What's so meri about it
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  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is that standard on the new Ford F-250s? :dizzy:
     

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