We are on 3rd Street, downtown Naples, only about 200 feet from the beach, on the right.
I am telling you this for a reason. Hard as I try, I cannot find an explanation as to why do palm trees lean at 45-degree angle in the vicinity of the ocean?
There is nothing in the nature of a palm tree that makes it lean towards the water. Here are a couple of suggestions I found online:
1. The ground is lower towards the ocean, so the tree started leaning as the seed leaned when it germinated.
2. The prevailing winds bent the trunk.
I'm not totally convinced...So this time I turn to you, my learned visitors - do you have an explanation for this sloping phenomenon?