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Visiting Destin, FL area in September...need help snagging a palm!
tikitammy
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-08-03 07:21 am   Permalink

I will be visiting the Destin, FL area the week of September 18th and I would love to find a very cheap or free palm(s) for carving.

Can anyone help me? or at least give me some ideas?
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2005-08-03 08:42 am   Permalink

Take a chainsaw. Sabal Palms are indiginous and can be found everywhere. Pine trees are the majority of lumber up there. OR call a landscaping company and have them save you some.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-08-03 09:20 am   Permalink

Be careful with the chainsaw though. The Sabal palm or cabbage palm is the State Tree and thus is protected and Some counties do not allow removal without a permit. However there are Always palms being removed for building and landscaping purpouses. Aloha sters you right. Tree companies will usually Give them to you if you show up with a truck and a smile.
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
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From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2005-08-03 10:06 am   Permalink

Pray for a hurricane.


(Just kidding! As a Floridan, I'm allowed make jokes like that!
21?!!!! You've got to be kidding!)



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Capt'n Skully
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-08-03 11:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-03 09:20, Benzart wrote:
Tree companies will usually Give them to you if you show up with a truck and a smile.




12 packs of icy cold beer will go far this time of year and it's heat/humidity... Never hurts to have a $20 bill or 2, either.

Most landscaping companies wait til the dead stump has "died" a little before cutting it down- I assume for carving this is a good thing too, as the stump gets to dry out a little- making for less weight are possibly better drying? Less weight helps for sure...
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-08-03 11:47 am   Permalink

AlohaStation: Chainsaws scare me too much, but thanks for the suggestion.

Benzart: Thanks, I'll call a few places in advance. Southern charm is my specialty, so I have no problem laying it on.

Philot: funny, but not funny, I have researched the hurrican predictions & it seems the rest of the season is focused on the Eastern part of the U.S. LOOK OUT Carolinas! Our vacation was ruined last year by Ivan.

CaptSkully: So true, I've bribed many friends with a six-pack to move some piece of heavy furniture.

Keeping my fingers crossed. THANKS!


 
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flacookz
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Joined: Nov 17, 2004
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-08-03 12:44 pm   Permalink

The Drier the cheaper its is to ship...If you feel like a puzzle I can ship sawdust and pieces....Good luck and enjoy the visit to the Sunshine/Hurricane State.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2005-08-03 2:06 pm   Permalink

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Pray for a hurricane.



They just had 3 (Ivan, Cindy, Dennis). So there may be plenty of palm stumps around.


 
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