Co­conuts what­ta­yareckon

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

Say co­conut trees and watch ev­ery coun­cil­lor run for cover! How­ever, there is a win/win so­lu­tion. Plant young ones un­der ma­tur­ing ones to block ac­cess, thus mak­ing them safer and pro­vid­ing suc­ces­sion when the first tree gets old and needs culling. Co­conuts are not like cala­phyl­lums, de­signed for a long and dig­ni­fied life, they’re chancers who go for it and make lots of ba­bies be­fore run­ning out of oomph try­ing to get food and wa­ter all the way up that trunk. Maybe we should have mercy on them, let them go with dig­nity be­fore they blot their copy­book and en­able those of us threat­ened by the age­ing trees to live in peace. Dwarf co­conuts may be worth look­ing at too, es­pe­cially for those want­ing the nuts. What­ta­yareckon folks?

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