Tag: palms

Palms Are Very Distinctive Among Trees

UNITED STATES—Palms seem to exemplify the culture of California. However, only the California fan palm, which is also the desert fan palm, is native....

Trees Need Clearance From Utilities

UNITED STATES—Palm trunks grow in only one direction; upward, toward sunlight and away from gravity. Each trunk is equipped with only a single terminal...

Palms Need Proper Planning Too

California has no more native palms than Oklahoma has with the diminutive dwarf palmetto. The stately California fan palm, which is also known as...

Utility Cables Need Space

Since I did not make the drive up or down the coast very often, the rare silvery-gray Bismarck palm that I could see slowly...