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What is growing within this tree?

 
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I’d like to know what the stuff is growing within this tree in our front yard, thank you
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Looks to me like it's making seeds.
 
                                  
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Looks like a Washingtonian Palm with seed pods.  Once they drop you will have TONS of little palms sprouting all around the base of the tree.  Also, rodents love taking up residence in the crown of the tree.  Good luck.
 
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Seeds.

Fan palms make millions of them.
 
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I'm not a fan of fan palms.  They tend to be messy, and those old fronds become missiles when the strong Santa Anna winds blow.  If you don't clean them off the tree, the tree gets "bearded", with layers of that stuff laying agains't the trunk of the tree, and then rats make their nests up there.

But in Southern California, these trees volunteer all over the place.  One "mother tree" will proceed to plant a hundred baby palms under it.  Ugg.  And the roots can be a bit invasive.

 
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They are nuts. You can make oil from it (coconut oil/palm oil/etc). You can also get nut flour/meal too. And for a few some kind of date like fruit. You can also tap the tree to get sap to make syrup/sugar/wine/vinegar/kefir/etc
 
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Looking for the least expensive way of removing it. Should I waste time asking local nurseries if they’ll take them off my hands?
 
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Vince Galstian wrote:Looking for the least expensive way of removing it. Should I waste time asking local nurseries if they’ll take them off my hands?



I know this is coming a little late, but they definitely don't want to take it; you'll need an arborist or tree trimming company to come and drop it in several segments - expensive, but felling it yourself is super dangerous (even if you've felled trees before, palms are a different beast.)
 
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the natural order of the trees growth, let it grow and enjoy it.
in my opinion that's the problem with cities and the suburbs, trees are trimmed back to nothing of they should be, let em grow and enjoy. its not like a fruit tree that pruning will keep the fruit weight from breaking limbs off. it is an ornimental and its putting on it own natural reproductive display
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