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Palm Project

Jason from church, who volunteered to take out the palm by the church’s front door did his work yesterday. A few of us met him to help with that and with trimming some trees. The tree trimming went fast because it’s only been a year since the last trimming.

The palm removal also went quickly. Jason used a backhoe. It was fascinating to see him work. He tried pulling the clump all at once, but it wouldn’t move, so he scooped it out piece by piece. He really knows how to use machinery. It looked so delicate while he operated it.

I took a lot of pictures. I’ll just put them all in a row.

Isn’t the empty bed beautiful? The rocks that were in the shape of Maui are in a jumble now. I think I’ll use them differently in the new design. Maybe in a smaller raised bed or a little wall.

I won’t be able to plant right away, because I need to get the plants from the upcountry nursery that is holding them for me. I’ll have to see if they have weekend hours. In the meantime, it’ll be good to let the bed dry out a little to make sure the palm roots die. They were creepy looking… so thick and tangled.

1 Comment

  1. Lauren

    That is fascinating! How cool that he was able to do that. Now you have a blank slate!

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