My friend took this photo in Beverly Hills, California. Does anyone know the type of tree?

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    Looks like Beaucarnea recurvata. – 4-K Sep 25 '16 at 8:26
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    Does anyone think these are two different trees? On close-up the two on the right seem to have different-shaped foliage than the two on the left. Maybe they're both pruned to have a bare trunk.part of the way up. I don't know anything about trees, just wondering what the experts think. – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Sep 25 '16 at 17:26
  • Yes, appears to be a variant of the Pony Tail, fully grown. I am not sure there are two trees Sue, but I will take a closer look. – Srihari Yamanoor Sep 25 '16 at 18:15
  • Definitely Beaucarnea, but maybe gracilis(?). – Prester John Sep 25 '16 at 21:19
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    @SrihariYamanoor Ooops, I was looking at the taller trees! Now I see by the answer that the question was about the smaller trees in the front. Nice of you to check that out for me, though. Your help is always appreciated! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Sep 30 '16 at 2:39

These are the Pony Tail variant Beaucarnea stricta. The photos below were taken ten years ago at the same Beverly Hills park as the photo in the original post.

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