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Here in NW Florida, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, the recent cold killed the Washingtonias and the Canary Island palms, as well as damaged all the sagos. It is going to be quite expensive to have these removed. I'm old as dirt and have never seen this happen before. All my sagos are damaged....don't know how badly yet.
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Oh yes, the native Florida palms show no sign s of being hurt by the cold.
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Great article -- and as a lifelong South Carolinian I feel compelled to add a little history note. We South Carolinians first fell in love with the Palmetto tree (Sabal Palmetto) during the Revolutionary War. The trees trunks are flexible and sponge-like, and were used to stop British cannonballs during the Battle of Fort Moultrie. Read more here (including more beautiful pictures):
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