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Recent Examples of saguaro from the Web
Last September, Amazon politely returned a giant saguaro cactus that Tucson economic development officials had sent in hopes of landing the company's coveted headquarters expansion.
Just north of Greenway Road was wild desert, dirt roads through foothills, crazy saguaros with owl nests hanging out.
At the base lies the saguaro-and-brittlebush landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
Troon North’s fraternal-twin 18s glow plushly green throughout the winter months, enhanced by big-sky vistas and muchos saguaros.
Tucson sent a 21-foot-tall saguaro cactus on a flatbed truck to Amazon in Seattle.
So in this contest for Amazon's hand, how can Chicago compete with that giant saguaro?
The magazine handed out ignominious honors to New York City for lighting landmarks up in Amazon orange and Tuscon area leaders for sending Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a 21-foot saguaro cactus.
In the best conditions, a saguaro cactus can live for hundreds of years.
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Did You Know?
Venture into the Arizonan desert on a May or June morning and you may see the saguaro in bloom. For many of our readers (such as those living in Arizona and southeastern California), this sight - and the word saguaro - won't be anything new. Or perhaps you know this emblem of all things Southwestern simply as the "giant cactus." The word saguaro originated in Ópata, a language spoken by peoples of the Sonoran Desert region of Mexico. It came into English by way of the Spanish spoken by the Mexican settlers of the American West. The very saguaros we see today may well have been around when the word was first noted, some 150 years ago - this amazing cactus can live for up to 200 years.
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