Eh, Crazy Hippie!

17.45.Eh Brah

Eh you crazy hippie! You’re the one always weaving palm fronds into fish and hearts, when you’re not leaving trash and drinking and generally scaring the tourists. Did you know that palm trees are unique, in that they derive many nutrients from dying fronds? I doubt it, because otherwise you wouldn’t be pulling down the fronds. See, when you do that, you cause what’s called “penciling”–the tree ends up growing thinner at the top, stunting its growth and weakening it against storms. Seriously, you’re hurting the trees. Stop it.

Illustration by Ron Pitts