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This is a BUTIÁ palm tree native from the fields from Southern region of Paraná, its shape is like a date palm. A pioneer brought this plant from south and planted it in this region with some orange trees, pear trees, persimon trees, etc.
In these last years government obligated farmers to rebuild forests around rivers, streams and inside 20 percent of their properties too. Beause this plan this area will be a forest soon. This BUTIÁ palm-tree will be surrounded by native trees in few years.
Here we can see how native trees get their space, we can see a little plant called "figueira" gowing in the top of that palm tree, when it was only a seed a bird left it in the top of the palm tree, the seed became a plant, feeding itself in the humid top of the palm tree, soon this little tree will be a little bigger and it will put its roots to reach the ground where it wil get more water and food and then it will be bigger and bigger and its trunk will involved the old palm tree and it will kill it some time in the next future.
The leaves of the yound plant are red-brownish cause they are young at the end of winter, few days after they would be green in the springtime.

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