Palm trees can branch?
I was truly amazed the first time that I viewed this Palm. About 12 years ago, when I was becoming very interested in palms, I saw this one beside a road that I had never traveled. I have seen several forked palms, and this is my favorite.
Subsequently, when I was nearby I would detour to look at this very special tree. One day I stepped out to take a few pictures from across the road (this was the first shot). Well, a lady came out of the house and asked what I was doing. I told her that I loved her tree and wanted to take some pictures. She obviously felt my sincerity and welcomed me into her yard to take all the pictures I liked.
I was told that this palm had been moved from another location on the property years ago and that it was very special to her husband who named this a ‘spirit tree.’ There have been many offers to buy the tree, but the owner said that she could never sell it because it meant so much to her husband.
Now I have the story of this palm and some great pics that I can look at it whenever I wish. I am sure it will make a wallpaper appearance from time to time. — Pete