| Category: General
There are on average two palms for every person in Florida.
I understand the reasoning. A local city government in interior Florida got the hare brained idea to replace older oaks with palms leading into town for purely aesthetic reasons. I guess they think that looks more “Florida” for tourists driving in. Terrible idea. But in costal areas like Miami we tend to forget the damage caused hurricanes. Like Andrew 30 years ago. Palms tend to survive where many others do not. They are also more adept to handling salt water in storm surge.
I’d say communities need to remember where they are and choose wisely. Quit being tempted by fast growing oaks and choose live oaks that survive much longer. Remember the past 100 years and think what triggered the palm tree planting explosion in the first place