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Did you know there is PALM trees in Michigan???
TikiMeplus3
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Posted: 2010-05-22 3:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-21 17:29, MadDogMike wrote:
TikiMe, these faux palm cell phone towers are common in California but it occured to me you probably don't have them in Michigan



Shows you what happens when money is no object and the government gets involved



No we dont have such cell phone towers but MINE can pick up 3 countries and the reception is fantastic!!!! LOL


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2010-05-22 6:10 pm   Permalink

The cell phone tower is too cool. We don't have them in NC/SC either that I have seen.

Love the nightime pics with the lights on. I'm ready to come over and relax while. Nice job!


 
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TikiMeplus3
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Posted: 2010-05-23 07:00 am   Permalink

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On 2010-05-22 18:10, littlegiles wrote:
The cell phone tower is too cool. We don't have them in NC/SC either that I have seen.

Love the nightime pics with the lights on. I'm ready to come over and relax while. Nice job!



If your making a trip to michigan or near, YOUR INVITED!! thanks for your comments..


 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 219
From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-06-02 1:44 pm   Permalink

I'm in Michigan...and that is awesome!

Do you have any build thread or pics you can share (of the tree or the bar)?


 
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TikiMeplus3
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Posted: 2010-06-02 5:06 pm   Permalink

I do have other photos on here just use michigan in the search bar, they should come up.

 
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MondoMcGonzo
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
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From: The Glass City
Posted: 2010-06-10 07:22 am   Permalink

That's great! Do you keep the bar up year-round? Cover it with a tarp during winter?

 
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TikiMeplus3
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Posted: 2010-06-12 9:06 pm   Permalink

My bar stays up year round, I just take most things down and store but the palm tree stays put but I do remove the coconuts and natural items from it, I usually paint them every year to make them look nice. Thats the reason for the metal roof on the bar, no maintence like I would have with thatch, but I sure would like to use that type of material. The synethic thatch is way to expensive for my blood.

 
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Bau
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Joined: Jul 27, 2010
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Posted: 2010-08-05 07:33 am   Permalink

you CAN grow live palms in cold climates, with certain species ....

http://hubpages.com/hub/What-are-the-Best-Palm-Trees-for-Cold-Climates

I've been looking into a lot of different cold hardy and tropical cold hardy look-alikes for my garden. Just planted a needle palm and windmill palm on either side of my bar. They are young so I will realy be mulching them a lot and hope we don't have to cold a winter this year. I've read about people using heat tape in the winter, like the kind used on pipes to keep them from freezing , to protect the trunk or the tree. The high water content of the trunks of palms is what tends to make them vulnerable to freezing temps. the next plant I's like to get is cold hardy banana...

http://www.beginner-gardening.com/hardy-banana.html


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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-08-07 9:31 pm   Permalink

Your palm tree will help the winters here seem less cold. Awesome work!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7248
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-11-19 11:56 am   Permalink

Here's a faux banana tree I saw at the Orange County fair this summer. Pole wrapped in anti-erosion landscaping burlap, metal leaf ribs draped with green upholstery vinyl





 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5666
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-11-23 05:30 am   Permalink

In Nor-Cal, our cell towers are typically pine trees.


But I love the ingenuity of So-Cal with the palm trees.



 
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kawikasurf
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Joined: Aug 27, 2010
Posts: 24
From: Laguna Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-11-23 12:54 pm   Permalink

Great job - truly a work of art. The bar is awesome, too. I'm always amazed by the creativity and technical skill I see on this site.

 
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