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The Politics of Palm Fronds
Los Angeles Palm Trees


“Fed up with the cost of caring for the trees, with their errant fronds that plunge perilously each winter, and with the fact that they provide little shade,” Los Angeles has declared war on its iconic, though invasive, palm trees.

According to the New York Times, “The city plans to plant a million trees of other types over the next several years so that, as palms die off, most will be replaced with sycamores, crape myrtles and other trees indigenous to Southern California. (Exceptions will be the palms growing in places that tourists, if not residents, demand to see palmy, like Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.)”


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  • Dwald
  • December 2, 2006 at 1:20:00 PM CST
  • Useful link, thanks!
    there was a similar article in january about Miami palms, too. I use them to convince the alcalde that Santo Domingo do not have to became the "Ciudad de Palmas". They started this crazy program 2 years ago, and it keeps going. The mortality is above 50%!!!


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