Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

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Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm
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By David Powdrell

So, here’s the deal…. I’m one of those guys that thinks that stately palm trees help define the beauty of California. The iconic blood red sunset behind a gently arched silhouetted palm tree could be our state postage stamp or among our most popular calendar images.    

On December 7, 2017 the Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm in Ventura was one of the victims of the largest wildfire in California history, the Thomas Fire.  Hundreds of stately palm trees were charred, and farm equipment was destroyed. 

I spent some time at the farm last week with the intent of photographing colors and shapes of any new life that I might stumble into. 

Although most of the trees won’t recover, I’m happy to report that many of the trees will survive, albeit with jet black trunks.  Red badges of courage. 

I'm grateful for the healing power of nature.

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a-1566097549 Feb 19, 2018 02:58 PM
Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

When I drove to L.A. after the trees had been burned, I realized that their being there probably saved the houses on the other side.

the barron Feb 19, 2018 10:02 AM
Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

Thanks, David. We have noticed as we go past the palm farm on Amtrak they seem to be making a recovery much like oak trees after a severe burning.

Flicka Feb 19, 2018 09:23 AM
Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

Thank you, David. Fantastic to see how determined life is on these plants. It will be nice when our hills renew too.

a-1566097549 Feb 19, 2018 09:18 AM
Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

Beautiful photos! Mr. Powdrell, did you submit these photos directly to Edhat or did you use the news submission page https://www.edhat.com/node/add/news? If so, can you explain how to do that, please? How do you size the photos?

Edhat Staff Feb 19, 2018 09:26 AM
Faria Ranch Palm Tree Farm

You can submit photos and content either way. We will resize and format it before posting. -edhat staff

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