Palm trees no longer in favor for urban plantings

When it comes to reducing the urban heat-island effect, not all trees are created equal — and palm trees, in particular, aren’t much help. In an article at The Atlantic Cities, Joshua Davidovich explains “The Problem With Palm Trees,” and why more and more southern cities are phasing them out.

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several small, odd books, including Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my literary blog Via Negativa. I'm the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing videopoetry and poetry film. And I've been a dedicated if somewhat unorthodox homebrewer for more than 20 years.

Posted on December 21, 2011, in Climate change, Conservation, Urban trees and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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