Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Planting Palm Trees



I happened to catch this crew planting palm trees in front of an office building along Camelback Road.































I cropped the photo down so you could see the guys easing that big tree into hole.  The next tree over looks like it has already been set.

These aren't the greatest of shots because I was shooting toward the sun but it was the only way to capture the scene.  It takes a lot of equipment to plant fully grown palm trees.

11 comments:

biebkriebels said...

They are huge already!

Andy said...

Improving the street decor. Looks good.

Kate said...

How palm trees are planted never occurred to me, and I am glad that you captured this scene. I have seen and purchased small trees that are natural landscape items from nurseries here, but never imagined how palms were grown. Now I know!!

RedPat said...

That is amazing that they have to use such a large crane to plant them!

Lowell said...

We see a lot of those huge cranes here, too. Not so much planting trees as planting roofs. :) These are super photos, Sharon! Not a thing to apologize for! I remember Central Avenue having huge palms on both sides ... it made for a beautiful sight.

William Kendall said...

I'm surprised they're placed fully grown.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It certainly does Sharon, when you catch them the next time it'll be interesting to see the palm leaves unfolded 🌴

Steve Reed said...

It seems like they should have a bigger root ball, doesn't it?

Karl Demetz said...

I suppose the planting work costs more than the trees...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

It seems like a tremendous labor and expense that goes into planting palms like this. Great captures!

Judy Ryer said...

Those are huge!