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Truly innocent question

sjointer
March 25, 2017 08:09PM

Registered: 7 months ago
Posts: 56

The title for this section of the forum is called "Under the Coconut Tree".

Are there Coconut trees in USVI, specifically STX?

Re: Truly innocent question

Scubadoo
March 25, 2017 08:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,633

Absolutely. Best not to sleep under them when they are hanging. The coconuts make for great rum drink cups.

Re: Truly innocent question

lily1025
March 25, 2017 08:41PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 384

Quote
sjointer
The title for this section of the forum is called "Under the Coconut Tree".
Are there Coconut trees in USVI, specifically STX?
you're kidding right????

Re: Truly innocent question

Alana33
March 26, 2017 10:14AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

Best not to park under one, either!

Re: Truly innocent question

watruw8ing4
March 26, 2017 12:31PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

Tried for years to get my husband to walk the little dog away from the trees. It took one denting our car for him to see the light.

Love having an almost infinite supply right outside, now that I know how to get into them without cutting my fingers off.

Re: Truly innocent question

LiquidFluoride
March 27, 2017 11:10PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,923

Quote
sjointer
The title for this section of the forum is called "Under the Coconut Tree".

Are there Coconut trees in USVI, specifically STX?

I have two tree's in my yard that I don't put anything I care bout under... they drop 10lb cocnuts from about 25 feet up... hahah



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Re: Truly innocent question

Alana33
March 28, 2017 08:41AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

I have my yard guys remove all the coconuts from trees around the house during hurricane season so they do not become wind driven projectiles.

Re: Truly innocent question

Scubadoo
March 28, 2017 10:25PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,633

Ditto we keep them off the trees on the condo grounds during hurricane season and off the ground as well.

Re: Truly innocent question

sjointer
April 01, 2017 07:12PM

Registered: 7 months ago
Posts: 56

Quote
lily1025
you're kidding right????

Actually, no, I wasn't kidding. And this thread actually offered really great information about how to deal with it if I see it, so thanks for all of it.

I'm born and raised in Los Angeles area, went to Dallas, TX for graduate school, currently work in Murray, KY, and I'm interviewing for a position on St. Croix. I worked on Curacao for a bit just before Sept. 11, but I never saw a coconut tree. I've seen some coconuts in the store when I lived in CA, but I haven't even seen a coconut for a long time.

And reading "10 pounds at 25 feet" puts things in perspective: coconut trees are not to be taken lightly.

Thanks again for the info.

Re: Truly innocent question

Scubadoo
April 01, 2017 10:01PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,633

Our trees seem to be of a shorter variety. I noticed the ones in Hawaii last month were like 3 stories tall. The tree climbers climb right up with spikes to lop off the cocoanuts and dead palm fronds.

Re: Truly innocent question

Treeman
April 19, 2017 07:58AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 92

Palms aren't trees. They are just big blades of grass.
The state tree of SC is the Sabal Palmetto.
SC ranks very low in HS graduation rates.

Re: Truly innocent question

SunnyCyn
June 27, 2017 07:10AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

That was the funniest comment I've seen in months! excited

Re: Truly innocent question

Gumbo
June 27, 2017 11:07AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 456

Funny, that was a good one thumbs up

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