Friday, August 12, 2005

A palm tree grows in London


It's kinda stunted, but there it is in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, a testament to the warming effects of the Atlantic currents that bring tropical air to England. The very currents that are predicted to weaken or dissipate with global warming. If and when that happens, England's benign climate may take a turn for the worse.

1 comment:

Adam said...

The palm in the photo is a frost hardy palm so it should grow very well in London.
It´s called Trachycarpus fortunei.
It can stand temperatures of -15ÂșC.