Not Everyone Can Climb a Coconut Tree!

@franxav (5645)
March 24, 2017 2:48am CST
Even in coconut growing areas not everyone can climb a coconut tree.You need skill to climb a tree but you need a special skill to climb a coconut tree. As a coconut tree has no branches the climber gets no support from the tree. It has just a plain trunk from bottom to top. The climber uses a loop of rope around his feet to grip the trunk and pushes himself up as his hands help him to hold to the tree.The climber usually carries a chopper knife along to cut off coconuts from the tree. If you know how to climb a coconut tree you are a hero for not everyone possesses this skill. Do you have it in you?
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• Bangalore, India
24 Mar 17
I really don't have but I have some skills to climb mountains,I feel that need I more,but I always surmise how these people climb such long tree so quick
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
I certainly don't. These men must be very skilled indeed.
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@mohdovi (1099)
24 Mar 17
yes you need skills for doing something extra or different.
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@franxav (5645)
25 Mar 17
Yes, they really are very skilled in their work.
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• Philippines
24 Mar 17
I don't climb trees, with my weight I might go down fast as I attempt to climb up.
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@franxav (5645)
25 Mar 17
I can understand. One must l;earn to climb coconut trees in childhood or in teen years.
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
I am this person who can't climb a coconut tree. I think it is so difficult to do.
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@franxav (5645)
25 Mar 17
It is certainly difficult. Learning to climb a coconut tree must start in early age.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
25 Mar 17
@franxav I think it is not possible for me because I grew up in the city.
@OreoBrownie (3648)
• Elberton, Georgia
24 Mar 17
I wouldn't try it even imagine my tree climbing days.
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@mohdovi (1099)
24 Mar 17
No i can't every thing need skills & climbing on a Coconut tree also.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
24 Mar 17
No i can't. It requires some skills to do so. There are many videos on youtube about how to pick.coconuts
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@ilocosboy (37348)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
I can, during my younger years I used to climb trees.
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@Sreekala (23718)
• India
24 Mar 17
Yes, climbing coconut tree is an art. They are special people engaged in profession doing this work infact. Now days technology improved and find out many other methods to climb the tree for plucking coconuts. Trainings are given even for ladies.
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@allknowing (69422)
• India
24 Mar 17
There are expert coconut climbers who are engaged by coconut palm owners to pluck the coconuts.
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@louievill (19682)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
In the Philippines people chop the trunks to create steps, the old ones I saw in some provinces are so high, I think they had been in existence since the last world war.
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@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 17
I can climb trees but not coconut trees. They're too flat and there's not much to hold on too. Now that I am older, I definitely can't climb them anymore. It's not really appropriate to do so.
@franxav (5645)
25 Mar 17
You are right. It is not appropriate to climb trees after some age.
@AkoPinay (10101)
• Philippines
29 Mar 17
I used to climb coconut tree when I was a kid. But I can't do that now. No rope. I just can't explain it in english hahaha