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Everything You Need to Know About the Sabal Palm
The Sabal Palm is a species of tree that every Floridian is familiar with. Here, we provide the rundown on everything you need to know about this tree and how to take care of it.
Scientific name: Sabal Palmetto
Also known as: Cabbage palm, cabbage palmetto, Carolina palmetto
Size: Averages about 45 feet tall, but can grow taller in the wild
Lifespan: Dating Sabal palms is more difficult than other species because they do not have traditional growth rings. It is believed that they can live for as many as 200 to 300 years.
At Above and Beyond Tree Service we have a deep-rooted passion, devotion, and respect for trees. We are inspired by their beauty, strength, power, and their indelible role in our community and the environment. We want to share our passion for trees with you through our educational blog series, Tree Facts, to hopefully inspire you too. This series offers information we hope you’ll find useful on a different species of tree each month, focusing on trees you might find in your own backyard and neighborhood here in Northeast Florida.
Scientific name: Quercus Nigra
Also known as: Possum oak, spotted oak, duck oak, punk oak, orange oak
Size: 60-100 feet, 50-80 wide, conical shape
Lifespan: 30-80 years, tends to live longer in drier inland climates
Characteristics: The green leaves are highly variable in shape, with some resembling duck feet and others being spatula-shaped. The leaves can also look like there is a drop of water hanging from them. The water oak produces an abundance of acorns that are an important food source for many animals.