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Help me identify my front yard trees & shrubs (San Diego

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:02 pm
by wobsie
We just bought a house and need help identifying these trees and shrubs in our front yard:

1) The palm tree in [url=https://www.box.net/shared/kpix9d7484]this picture[/url].

2) Also the 2 tall, skinny evergreens in the background of the above picture.

3) The tall palm tree in [url=https://www.box.net/shared/za2zp2aw4s]this picture[/url].

4) [url=https://www.box.net/shared/2i0y5bisck]This[/url] is a pygmy date palm, right?

5) What is [url=https://www.box.net/shared/zv237th44o]this[/url]? (Some type of a fan palm)?

Thank you!

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:55 pm
by bewildered_nmsu
I can tell you for sure that the tall, skinny evergreens are italian cypress. as far as the palms, it's hard for me to tell. the tall ones look like fan palms of some kind to me. some one else on here probably knows more about palms than I do.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:59 pm
by wobsie
bewildered_nmsu wrote:I can tell you for sure that the tall, skinny evergreens are italian cypress.
Are they worth anything... do you think? Enough for someone to come dig them out? Or will I have to pay someone to remove them?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:09 am
by bewildered_nmsu
I've never heard of Italian Cypress being used for anything other than ornamental reasons, so I imagine you would have to pay to have them removed. It's worth checking with a local arborist though.