Sunday, June 08, 2008
Palm Trees Poodle Cut
The palm trees at our joint in Palm Springs needed an annual haircut because they were shedding fronds and seeds rather dramatically.
The tree trimmers were a couple of recent emigres from Oaxaca, Mexico.
They had never climbed a palm tree, in fact, until moving to the Coachella Valley.
They certainly learned quickly and have turned into serious daredevils, as you can see in the YouTube video clip of one of the guys rappeling down a rope from the tops of the trees (click here).
The trimming job was really extreme, which is supposedly good for the trees, but they ended up looking like poodles who had been shorn of everything but a few pouffes on their tail and ears.
This did allow for a sliver of moon to pass through the newly denuded palms.