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Blog entry by Allison posted 01-28-2008 04:11 AM 1232 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not know if this is the place to post this, I hope it is. I have a question regarding this tree. It was in the medium of a four lane road in southern California (Knotts Berry farm/ Disneyland) placed along with palm trees. I have driven down this particular road a zillion times but just now noticed it. The palm trees overwhelm it. For the rest of my stay down there i never saw another one. So my question is What kind of tree is this? Does anyone know? Those spike things are hard. It is so odd looking. Thanks for any help !

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-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!



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FrankA

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 04:25 AM

I believe this is a Floss Silk Tree.
You can find out more here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floss_silk_tree

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 04:38 AM

I remember these from when I lived in So. California. There used to be a couple at the freeway off ramp
I used to go home.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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mot

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 04:58 AM

Youch!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 05:15 AM

We call em kapok.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 05:15 AM

Also don’t hug em.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 05:17 AM

Crazy! I wonder what that would do to a mini-mill…

-- Living on the square...

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 07:06 AM

It certainly aint from down under. Definitely not for hugging.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-28-2008 07:07 AM

Treehuggers Beware!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-28-2008 07:11 AM

They are everywhere around here. They send out a cotton like material.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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deeker

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#10 posted 01-28-2008 07:15 AM

Man! Where the hell are the tree huggers????? I would be glad to help ‘em hug this tree!!!!!

-- To those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected never know. Unknown, on an empty C-ration box. Khe Sahn 1968

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#11 posted 01-28-2008 07:45 AM

The fluff was used to fill life preserver vests in WWII. No sliding down the trunk on that one.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 01-28-2008 01:44 PM

Was wondering what kind of grain that has.

-- Still learning everything

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#13 posted 01-28-2008 03:21 PM

Oh yeah, remember Mae West’s? They would hold you up until they got wet. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-28-2008 07:44 PM

well now, that puts an ole locust tree to shame doesn’t it?!

-- Oscar in Missouri

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#15 posted 07-23-2008 02:30 PM

Out of curosity what type of wood does a palm tree produce if any at all?

-- Jerry

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