The Lost Desert set of the Kardtects Building Card system includes collectible Palm Tree building cards in their expansion packs. These allow more impressive and real life scenes to be created. After building a Pyramid, the collectible cards from expansion packs are often added for the display of a beautiful landscape.
The Palm Trees look awesome next to the colorful pyramids with pillars and mosaic walkways. They can stand alone, in a bunch, or near an oasis, another collectible card available in the Expansions. Building these Desert Scenes are a lot of fun and the palm trees make great additions!
Below are 10 fun facts about Palm Trees.
1)Over 2600 different varieties of Palm Trees exist throughout the world. They grow in vast amount of places; from tropical rainforests to deserts.
2)Unlike sawn tree trunks which display ‘rings of growth’, Palm Trees don’t form rings.
3)Palms are symbolic of victory and hold much religious symbolism. They are mentioned over 30 times in the Bible.
4)Wine can be made from Palm Trees.
5)Palm leaves can be used to make baskets, clothing, and thatching. All of these products are very important to the certain cultures who produce them.
6)South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State after the Sabal Palmetto, a variety of palm tree. Logs form this tree were used to build Fort Moultrie.
7)The spongy wood of the Sabal Palmetto can absorb the force of cannonballs. This was a great benefit for using them to build forts and defenses in the Revolutionary War.
8)The tallest growing Palm Tree species is the Wax Palm and can grow more than 150 feet high!
9)The fruit of some Palm Trees can be poisonous. Others, like the coconut, are delicious.
10)It’s rumored more people die from falling coconuts each year than shark attacks. So don’t stand under a palm tree with coconuts overhead. That could prove deadly!
Watch the video building a card structure where Palm Trees are added to an Egyptian Temple