There are over two thousand species of palm trees and they vary vastly in size, lifespan, and other aspects. Palm has been seen as the tree of life in various ancient cultures and has also appeared in the Bible. Various civilizations over the centuries have cherished and protected palm trees. However, only a few palms bear edible fruits like coconuts and dates. A few palm species can live up to a hundred years and can grow as tall as 70 feet and even more!

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