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Oaks and sycamores take over as Los Angeles declares war on palm trees

By KeithLDick     Nov 19, 2006 in Lifestyle
This may be a good thing but it will also change the look of the area. If you've never been to or live in L.A. the Palm Trees can get very tall and be aware when their "Fronds" turn brown and drop off if your car happens to be under them it can be costly.
The palm trees that line the well-appointed streets of Beverly Hills and frame the view of the Hollywood sign have just become an endangered species.
The Los Angeles City Council decided last week that it would no longer plant emblematic fan palms on streets and other city properties, because they are expensive, prone to disease and provide almost no shade in a city suffering a glaring shortage of greenery.
Adding insult to injury, the council suggested in its resolution that palms weren't real trees at all, but "technically a type of grass" - to the irritation of the thousands of local business owners with the word "palm" in their name.
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