How to Draw a Palm Tree

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In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Palm Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Palm Tree.

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How to Draw a Palm Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, start by drawing the trunk of the palm tree. Draw a triangle slightly curved towards the top but keep the triangle a little open.

Step 2: Now draw sideways, curved lines all down the trunk to make it look more like a tree.

Step 3: For this step you are just going to draw some small wavy lines coming out of the bottom of the tree to look like roots.

Step 4: Now add the fruit onto the palm tree. Draw three medium sized circles at the top of the truck. Make sure to draw the circles on the opening of the trunk so now it looks closed.

Step 5: The last thing to draw is the leaves. Draw two curved lines coming out of the fruit and then make them connect. Almost like an oval but with a point at the end. Draw about five of these leaves all around the fruit of the tree.

Interesting Facts about Palm Trees

Palm trees are a common tree found in Asia, the tropical regions of the Pacific Ocean, South Africa, and the southeast United States. They are skinny trees with a reed like trunk. Towards the top of the tree there are sometimes cross hatch bark. Some palm trees have a bamboo look. On top of the tree the leaves have two looks: one looks like a human hand and the other looks like big feathers. The trees are sometimes described as mops. Sometimes palm trees produce fruit. Some grow dates, some berries, and some coconuts.

Did you know?

  • There are 1100 species of Palm trees.
  • Palm trees are mentioned in the texts of some the world’s major religions. They are mentioned in the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah.
  • A Palm tree doesn’t have rings in their trunks. Most trees have rings when you cut into them and if you count them you can see how the age of a tree.
  • The tallest palm tree grows 197 feet tall.
  • Palm trees bend with the wind and don’t break in storms. A pretty stiff wind knocks over a palm tree.

Lesson Plan Note: Palm trees are associated with many exotic places. Just pick one and introduce your students to a new culture.