After effects of the mini tornado

star fruit new shoots
@allknowing (70861)
India
October 31, 2015 8:07pm CST
As some of you know we had a mini tornado in July that chopped off and uprooted some trees. Happy that those chopped off trees have given out new shoots which I least expected. One tree in particular - the star fruit - has given out branches so low that I can now hand pick the fruits whenever they appear. The tree has flowered in abundance.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Nov 15
A lot of times trees need a good trimming and a lot of large branches cut off of them so they will produce again. We do this yearly around here so we always have a lot of fruit on our trees.
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@allknowing (70861)
• India
1 Nov 15
The tornado did that to us. Even a tree that only had a low lyintg stump is giving out new shoots.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Nov 15
@allknowing This is perfect. It gives the tree a chance to have a longer life.
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@valmnz (12858)
• New Zealand
1 Nov 15
It's always good when situations such as the mini tornado have positive effects like that.
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@LadyDuck (182874)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 15
It is incredible how nature can be able to come back after natural disasters, only humans can kill trees and bushes and plants.
@allknowing (70861)
• India
1 Nov 15
There area couple a that are only stumps. The roots can be seen and the stumps are merely 1 foot. They all have shoots. I did not expect this.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
1 Nov 15
Do you actually like to eat Starfruit? I always think they don't taste of much at all.
@allknowing (70861)
• India
1 Nov 15
I do not eat them just like that. But the parrots just love them. They can empty the tree. Star Fruit has many medicinal properies. This year I have decided to prepare juice out of them.
@celticeagle (120511)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Nov 15
Glad they are still producing.
@allknowing (70861)
• India
1 Nov 15
Its branches were high up and parrots would have a feast on them. Now they are almost touching the ground. There are branches on either side of the tree. like two wings.
@jstory07 (71353)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Nov 15
I hope the trees will all be ok and produce next season.
@allknowing (70861)
• India
1 Nov 15
It is flowering abundantly. I will be able to see parrots at close quarters.
@TheHorse (73698)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Nov 15
Glad the trees are coming back to life. Everything in nature tries to survive!
@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
1 Nov 15
Thats good to know that they are blooming again.