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Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« on: February 01, 2016, 07:29:41 PM »
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35417168

              Do you agree ???

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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 08:01:49 PM »
That's only for the purpose of legislation. As suggested in the article, politicians want to make things easier for developers to side step environmental laws. It's not an issue of botanical definitions, it's a "developer versus environmentalist" issue. So (if they do change the legislation/regulations) if you hug a coconut in Goa legally you won't be a tree-hugger.

But personally I believe there are a number of different types of tree, one of them is a Palm Tree.

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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 03:25:12 AM »
I heard before that palms are not considered trees botanical but I couldnt remember precisely why.

Got this off the google:

"Palms are not really trees in the sense of a plant that grows a woody trunk. The stems are made of fibers instead of wood and the plants are more closely related to corn and turf grasses than oak trees. There are more than 2,500 species of palms. They are generally evergreen, shrub-like, or tree-like plants or vines"
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 08:10:47 AM »
Is it really important ?? ;)

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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 04:59:40 PM »
I heard before that palms are not considered trees botanical but I couldnt remember precisely why.

Got this off the google:

"Palms are not really trees in the sense of a plant that grows a woody trunk. The stems are made of fibers instead of wood and the plants are more closely related to corn and turf grasses than oak trees. There are more than 2,500 species of palms. They are generally evergreen, shrub-like, or tree-like plants or vines"

yes, palms are monocots like bamboo.  If you prune, you will see that they aren't lke other trees  ;) ;D
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 05:55:20 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 08:54:19 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[

I don't even know what molly-coddling is, but the post made me laugh all the same  ;D
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 11:17:19 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[

I don't even know what molly-coddling is, but the post made me laugh all the same  ;D

Treating the TC Coconut like a delicate princess. All those fancy new Coconut cultivars are like Disney princesses at the start. Lol
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 01:57:08 AM »
First Pluto now coconuts,  when will this downgrading madness end !?   :o
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 03:46:24 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[

Palms also cannot be grafted.
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 04:28:55 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[

Palms also cannot be grafted.
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Re: Coconut palm is no longer regarded as a tree
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 05:20:56 PM »
Jeff don't tempt them to prune a coconut! All those years of molly-coddling gone to waste.  :-[

Palms also cannot be grafted.
;D
Or air-layered...  :D
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