They are an iconic part of Bluefield’s cityscape. The three palm trees that stand guarding over downtown are estimated to be over 100 years old. Nobody knows who they belong to…they stand in a vacant lot that lies unclaimed. Before hurricane Joan in 1988 there were five. These three survivors, sentinels of a bygone era, have seen more history than any grandparent can remember. Storms, wars, festivals, growth, death, life on the coast, Bluefields.
If these trees were to one day disappear, it would be like losing a family member for the city. It would make Bluefields a different place, and it would probably signal a good time to move on.