Yup; this recycled article, unlike others of the past few weeks, actually does conform to the ‘horriduclture’ meme for Wednesday, even if just accidentally. Since this article posted three years ago, the subject palm has grown almost above the adjacent sign. The trunk, although obtrusive, remains.
Speaking of which, this is not the right location!
This unhappy Mexican fan palm may have grown here from seed, as they often do. They are notorious for growing under utility cables because that is where birds drop so many of their seed. Perhaps the seed for this one was dropped by a bird perched on the sign many years ago.
Ironic, isn’t it. Birds tend to perch on utility cables and signs and in trees and everywhere that palms should not be planted. How often do they drop seeds out in the open, where whey will not encroach into something as they grow up? Why can’t they drop palm seeds in places where palm trees would actually be an asset? It happens sometimes, but not as often as palms appear where they are not wanted.
The picture below shows three larger Mexican fan palms that were intentionally planted in…
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