Wax Palm Tree Day is an Epic Tree Holiday celebrating the most amazing and unique Trees on Earth. It is a day to remember the importance of protecting the earth and trees. It is called a wax palm because it produces a waxy substance from the trunk that is used to make candles.
Largest Palm Tree
The Wax Palm species is the national tree and emblem of Colombia, where it is found in the coffee growing region of Quindío. The Quindío wax palm is the World’s largest palm and can grow up to 200 feet tall. Each stem ring represents a year of growth. It grows in an uncommon habitat for palm trees, 3000 meters above sea level and low temperatures where most palms could not survive.
The wax palm produces an enormous amount of fruits each year, which represents an extraordinary source of food for the fauna. One of the species that call the wax palm home is the Yellow-eared Parrot.
Sometimes called a tree of fertility, the wax palms can be either male or female. It requires pollen to be carried from one to the other for reproduction. This pollination is carried out by tiny beetles which rely on the wax palms for survival.
How to Celebrate Wax Palm Tree Day
Draw a picture of a Wax Palm tree
Wax Palm trees are an iconic tree representing longevity and a unique ability to thrive in an unusual environment. See if you can draw a wax palm tree that showcases these traits and share your drawings.
Plant a Palm Tree
If you are looking for a new type of tree in your yard, consider planting a palm tree! While you may not be able to plant and grow a wax palm, you can still plant a palm tree in your yard or in a pot to grow. If you are fortunate enough to plant a wax palm seed, it can take up to 50 years to grow to maturity.
Find Palm trees in your backyard or community
Are there palm trees around your neighborhood or community? Today is a great day to get out and see how many of these epic trees you can find. Make it a challenge with your friends to find the tallest palm tree in your area.
Share images of Palm Trees on your social media
Share images of the Palm around your community or parks and compare their height with the 200 foot all Wax Palm.
How Wax Palm Tree Day Unites People
Wax Palm Trees represent a unique quality and an unusual habitat for a palm tree. It reminds us that life will find a way to survive in all types of climates. Sharing your love of trees and uniting with other tree lovers is a perfect way to spend the day appreciating these epic trees.