|11-16-2006, 08:28 AM||#1|
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Palm trees disappearing in LA and replaced with Oaks?
CNN thinks this is travel news. I don't know about that, but somehow, I do think replacing LA's palm trees with "native" oaks, sycamores and alike is going to be very disappointing to visitors. I know I have taken many classic LA "palm" photos, including the "required" Sunset Boulevard photo. I think history has made palm trees native to LA. It's a shame they haven't been able to combat the fungal disease aflicting the palms with so many universities in the area.
|11-16-2006, 11:20 AM||#2|
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Yes, this is sad. While the mighty oak is a nice tree, and I have several on our property, is doesn't have the galmour of the palm. In 1924, at age 8, when my dad arrived from NY by train into LA, he said that he thought they had arrived in heaven. The first thing he saw were the palm trees and along with the warm air, he didn't want to continue on up to Northern California.
Down by Fresno, CA, which isn't the prettiest part of CA, there are miles and miles of palms lining one of the roads. It is truely like an oasis in the desert. The palm, adds a unique style to the landscape.
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