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Author:  Stan [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 pm ]
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At a local shopping mall.

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Author:  Paul Spracklin [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 am ]
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That is magnificent! The trunk is totally awesome - never seen one as good.

I wonder how long it will take my 'broomstick handle' trunked plant to get a little bit of character? :)

Author:  Stan [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 am ]
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Many old tree's in this area Paul go back the old Nile's Nursery started around 1870. Same for the Ficus macrophylla I post every few years and the giant Wine palms..all a short drive from each other. There's even an old Kari tree...that old nursery is closed and I cant wander in to look at it like before. From the outside its blocked from view by many other old tree. This is the area to find old and unusual.. :roll:

Author:  Pierre [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 am ]
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They are some old ones on the French Riviera but I've never seen one so big before.
Thanks for sharing.

Author:  Kev Spence [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:57 pm ]
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Gnarly trunk Stan a nice find that would probably take up all our garden.
Blue skies I remember them now :lol:

Author:  Stan [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm ]
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Every now and then I take a picture that ...looks a little artistic. I like how the sky's came out on this Cherimoya photo. ( a semi tropical fruit tree)

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Author:  Pierre [ Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:54 am ]
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Stan : do you think the Schinus is more than a centery old ?

Author:  julrodmes [ Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:07 pm ]
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Big one, for sure! It must be well over 80 years old.
Look at this in Andalucia. About 30 years old and in a true subtropical climate and well taken care of. It isnĀ“t as big as yours.
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This is mine. 20 years old in sandy soil. The vine is an Araujia sericofera with seed pods. I also have a 15 years old Schinus terebinthipholius.
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These 3 are in a nearby town, loaded with seeds. they must be 15 years old
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This one is also in sandy soil and well battered by the wind.
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Author:  Stan [ Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:44 am ]
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Did you know when Disneyland in Los Angeles was built in the mid 50's there was a shortage of large tropical plants in local nurserys. So,the Disney plantsman would saw large branches of off Pepper tree's in peoples yards ( for a price!) then stuck them in the ground on the Jungleland cruise. Some- or most- actually rooted in.
Its legendary what they did to plant up Disneyland...craning in huge old Erythina's bought from neighbors. I saw photos of that.

Author:  Pierre [ Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:22 am ]
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Thanks Julrodmes, these spanish trees are nice but very far from the huge californian peper.

Stan : They probably have to plant regullarly these branches, but did Dysney plant living Schinus in the same time ?

Author:  Stan [ Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:16 pm ]
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You would think they would have brought in huge tree's...but the story went on to say they were only meant to be temporary until the Ficus and other tree's filled in. I was there in 2004..no Pepper tree's on the jungle cruise..Ficus macrophylla were huge.

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