Friday, January 6, 2012

Date Palms are fashionable!

Amazing isn't it? How humans see opportunity in the areas least expected.In the last two years or more I have been watching malls shooting up in Bangalore and our lowly date palm which we all ignored in scrub areas, suddenly become centre of attention! Landscape gardeners have found them easy to transplant and even at 6 feet and over they overcome the trauma of transplantation and thrive in their new homes!

Ofcourse as usual we humans are interfering with nature for our benefit, as they are easy to maintain and don't create too much litter which needs daily cleaning.Never thought I would see the day when these palms played natural decorators in the city and though they do not offer too many benefits in terms of cutting back on pollution, at least they are real trees and our own domestic beauties rather than imported exotic varieties.

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