Comments on: Why plant palm trees on Alki? ‘Beach-y whimsy,’ says Parks, among other reasons http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:28:36 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Robert http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1272546 Robert Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:25:54 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1272546 To all those complaining about the trees because they're not "native"; unless you're from one of the tribes, you're not native to the area either. That being said, why not live by your own words and remove yourselves first. ;) To all those complaining about the trees because they’re not “native”; unless you’re from one of the tribes, you’re not native to the area either.

That being said, why not live by your own words and remove yourselves first. ;)

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By: unknown http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1272460 unknown Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:32:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1272460 Now all we need is for the coyotes to make their home under these palm trees and the comments will roll off this blog like there's no tomorrow! LOL!!!! Now all we need is for the coyotes to make their home under these palm trees and the comments will roll off this blog like there’s no tomorrow! LOL!!!!

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By: Wendell http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1272347 Wendell Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:39:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1272347 Tracy, My glib comment looked like it got lost in translation. I was referring to this type of photograph. I could really care less about the issue of a few palm trees on a trucked-in beach. http://westseattleblog.com/2008/01/raccoons-friend-or-foe-2-requests-to-discuss-em/ Tracy, My glib comment looked like it got lost in translation. I was referring to this type of photograph. I could really care less about the issue of a few palm trees on a trucked-in beach.
http://westseattleblog.com/2008/01/raccoons-friend-or-foe-2-requests-to-discuss-em/

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By: Heidi http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1272242 Heidi Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:05:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1272242 I LOVE them! They make me happy:) I LOVE them! They make me happy:)

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By: Stephanie http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1272196 Stephanie Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:06:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1272196 I love it! So fun!!! I love it! So fun!!!

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By: David http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271814 David Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:22:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271814 The palm trees look great on the beach. I've always liked the small ones in this same area on the beach - several shots of them with the sunset light shining through them are among the photography I've done in West Seattle. "Native" is a relative thing. All of these two-legged creatures driving their metallic vehicles on their paved roads and living in their fabricated structures aren't exactly native to the West Seattle landscape either. I think all the whining about the planting of this very generous donation falls into an obvious category: FIRST. WORLD. "PROBLEMS". The palm trees look great on the beach. I’ve always liked the small ones in this same area on the beach – several shots of them with the sunset light shining through them are among the photography I’ve done in West Seattle. “Native” is a relative thing. All of these two-legged creatures driving their metallic vehicles on their paved roads and living in their fabricated structures aren’t exactly native to the West Seattle landscape either. I think all the whining about the planting of this very generous donation falls into an obvious category: FIRST. WORLD. “PROBLEMS”.

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By: Mike http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271813 Mike Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:21:45 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271813 No, remove them. No, remove them.

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By: RCS http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271808 RCS Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:09:46 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271808 Oh my gosh people. They should have just planted all of these commenters along Alki. Because they are all being a stick in the mud. You all think Palm trees look "unnatural" along Alki??? What about the concrete? And the liberty statue? You think Japanese maples got that name because they were planted by Japanese? Half of the specimen plants you see in our parks are not native. If you really wanted Alki to look more natural to its surroundings, then petition to stop having fresh sand trucked in. Stop being so dang ungrateful of the generous donation from this nursery. You all sound like spoiled kids who complain about what they got for Christmas. And for the record, there already is a Cactus on Alki and they make a mean margarita. Oh my gosh people. They should have just planted all of these commenters along Alki. Because they are all being a stick in the mud.
You all think Palm trees look “unnatural” along Alki??? What about the concrete? And the liberty statue? You think Japanese maples got that name because they were planted by Japanese? Half of the specimen plants you see in our parks are not native. If you really wanted Alki to look more natural to its surroundings, then petition to stop having fresh sand trucked in.
Stop being so dang ungrateful of the generous donation from this nursery. You all sound like spoiled kids who complain about what they got for Christmas.
And for the record, there already is a Cactus on Alki and they make a mean margarita.

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By: Julia http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271794 Julia Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:47:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271794 1. I don't care one way or the other about palm trees on Alki. 2. The palm trees in Southern California aren't native there either 3. They're probably fake trees hiding cell towers or Homeland Security cameras. 4. With so much tragedy going on now, it's nice to have something lighter to fuss about. 1. I don’t care one way or the other about palm trees on Alki. 2. The palm trees in Southern California aren’t native there either 3. They’re probably fake trees hiding cell towers or Homeland Security cameras. 4. With so much tragedy going on now, it’s nice to have something lighter to fuss about.

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By: Kelly http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271762 Kelly Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:48:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271762 This "conversation" has made me feel so much better. I hate palm trees, too. They look out of place in Seattle neighborhoods--like stucco houses. It's called having a sense of place. I don't want to pretend I'm in Hawaii when I'm on Alki. I'm not going too lose sleep over these new ones, though. In fact they'll probably make me smile to think that I'm not alone! This “conversation” has made me feel so much better. I hate palm trees, too. They look out of place in Seattle neighborhoods–like stucco houses. It’s called having a sense of place. I don’t want to pretend I’m in Hawaii when I’m on Alki. I’m not going too lose sleep over these new ones, though. In fact they’ll probably make me smile to think that I’m not alone!

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By: pretendingtobeinHawaii http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271706 pretendingtobeinHawaii Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:36:34 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271706 Yippee! Now when it's sunny and I spend time on Alki, my fantasy of being in Hawaii will feel even more real. Love it! Thanks, parks!! Yippee! Now when it’s sunny and I spend time on Alki, my fantasy of being in Hawaii will feel even more real. Love it! Thanks, parks!!

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By: Cascadian Biodynamics http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271581 Cascadian Biodynamics Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:36:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271581 I would be down for them to plant some cactus, perhaps one to the prickly pears native to Sequim. Opuntia fragilis - Brittle Prickly Pear http://www.desertnorthwest.com/articles/native_cacti.html I would be down for them to plant some cactus, perhaps one to the prickly pears native to Sequim.

Opuntia fragilis – Brittle Prickly Pear
http://www.desertnorthwest.com/articles/native_cacti.html

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By: WSince86 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271574 WSince86 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:26:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271574 Greystreet & My God- you nailed it! Too funny!!! Greystreet & My God- you nailed it! Too funny!!!

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By: Robin http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271539 Robin Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:51:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271539 My God! comment VERY funny! If the sand is non-native (was Alki originally a rocky beach?) should we get rid of that too? I love the look of the palm trees, the sand and the gentle waves on a sunny day...transports me to a place that is not grey Seattle! My God! comment VERY funny! If the sand is non-native (was Alki originally a rocky beach?) should we get rid of that too? I love the look of the palm trees, the sand and the gentle waves on a sunny day…transports me to a place that is not grey Seattle!

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By: wakeflood http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/why-plant-palm-trees-on-alki-beach-y-whimsy-says-parks-among-other-reasons/#comment-1271481 wakeflood Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:46:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268619#comment-1271481 I seem to foggily recall an intro to geology class at Western where we trundled down to the sandstone formations of Chuckanut Mtn. and observed palm leaf fossils. "Native" is a relative thing. I seem to foggily recall an intro to geology class at Western where we trundled down to the sandstone formations of Chuckanut Mtn. and observed palm leaf fossils.

“Native” is a relative thing.

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