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The MoPac palm tree is no more, according to Reddit


As S.E. Hinton warned us, nothing gold can stay. The MoPac Boulevard palm tree, that most adorable and scrappy of all roadside flora, appears to have been somehow uprooted.

According to a redditor over at r/Austin, the little fronds that could are no more, apparently for around a month. The picture was taken around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the original poster.

RIP mopalm from Austin

The adorable and improbable member of the Arecaceae botanical family had been growing on the left-hand southbound lane, between Westover and Windsor roads.

“Of course TxDOT isn't gonna let a freaking tree grow next to the mainlands of a controlled access highway,” redditor u/tviolet commented. “It'd be unsafe if anyone ever had the rare opportunity to drive faster than 20 mph. If you post it here, it's gonna get removed.”

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Redditor u/Cellbeep says that hope yet lives: “However, Son of MoPalm lives on the other side of the barricade at an undisclosed location, as does MoPlant growing out of one of the metal traffic signal poles.”

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