14K Yellow Gold Palm Tree Post Earrings

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Franciscan missionaries are credited with being the first to plant palm trees in California for ornamental purposes. By the turn of the 20th century, Southern California gardeners were hot for exotic palm trees and introduced them to the area.

There are about 2600 species of palm trees. Some palms can live for more than a century. That means the palm you plant might outlive you, unless longevity runs in your family.

The record for the most palm trees planted in 10 years is 42 million and was achieved by the United Arab Emirates between 1999 and 2009. The certificate was presented on the Khalifa awards at the Emirate Palace.

Human use of palms is as old or older than human civilization itself, starting with the cultivation of the date palm by Mesopotamians and other Middle Eastern peoples 5000 years or more ago.

In the height of Egyptian culture, palm trees were worshiped by many; an indication of the importance of palms in ancient times is that they are mentioned more than 30 times in the Bible.

The fruits of many palms, like coconuts and dates, are delicious. Others, like sago, are poisonous to humans and animals. Know what type of palm tree the fruit is from before eating.

In many parts of the world palms evolved into a very important part of some civilizations culture, livelihood and agriculture.

Palms have great economic importance, including coconut products, oils, dates, palm syrup, ivory nuts, carnauba wax, rattan cane, raffia, and palm wood.

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