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The Biology and Management of Landscape Palms

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This compendium, a collection of articles regarding the biology, selection, planting, and management of palms in the landscape, was written by Donald R. Hodel, University of California Cooperative Extension Horticultural Advisor in Los Angeles County, CA. Donald is considered one of the foremost specialists in palm taxonomy and horticulture today.

The articles were published as a highly regarded series in the Western Arborist, the educational magazine of the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The first ten articles and an earlier one on planting and transplanting palms are included here along with a compendium for species selection listing the characteristics and environmental tolerances for common palms species.