Every so often I see things that just make me laugh. Well, scratch my head and laugh at the same time. That’s why I have my camera with me nearly everywhere I go. The spray-painted dead palm tree is just such a thing.
Siam Paragon is one of our largest, most glitzy malls. Located right next to the central transfer station of the Skytrain rail system, it enjoys a prominence that other malls’ marketing directors must envy. Knowing that appearances are so very important in cases like this, I was a bit shocked to see that one of the palm trees in front of the main entrance appears to have died.
And then I noticed that the other “healthy” green palm tree wasn’t looking so natural. It, too, was dead and some industrious worker bee from the facilities department had decided to pull out a can of paint and color the dead fronds green! If only that plan had worked out as intended.
Looks a bit like the phony palms we have here, aka cell towers!
What a horrible un-natural colour of green!
Haha, at least they made an attempt!
This reminds me that whenever there’s tough water restrictions after long droughts, a lot of homeowners will paint their dried up lawn green so it won’t look dead.
I think I have seen some dead front yards with artificial green on the grass!!
That is funny! Gotta love their industriousness.
Hahaha! This is so funny! At least choose the right shade of green, if you are doing so!
Hahaha that is a hideous color
Whatever worker bee chose the color must be color blind like my husband…lol
It was a good ‘plan’… lol.
Totally looks legit. Yes…
People are soo smart.
Oh my, that’s hilarious.
At least use a different shade off green lol.
This reminds me of the part in Alice in Wonderland when the cards paints the roses red. Too funny. One would think that maybe they could paint the trees a more realistic shade of green!
Maybe the replacement palm trees are on its way from the nursery?
@CurryPuffy – I suspect so. Am just surprised they don’t have a few spares on hand. Ha ha…@TheCheshireGrins – @yang1815 – @Redlegsix – @Rm2046 – @Dezinerdreams – @brooklyn2028 – The choice of color is easily explained – they looked at paint colors and didn’t realize that “Forest Green” was more of an evergreen forest and not a palm forest!
Hmm… at first I thought it was a netting. Appearance is everything.
O.M.G. I was left speechless for a few seconds after looking at the tree. That poor tree. Can’t they just re-plant a new palm?
@kenpcho – I assume they will eventually.