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Downtown's Shade Trees May Be Replaced With Palms

I am glad this article was share via Facebook so I know what's happening.
It really seems that those putting forward the palm idea are pandering to an image of San Diego solely for it's 'tropical' appeal as a tourist destination.
There are no benefits but for some peoples' subjective view of the palms being 'beautiful.'
However, science supports the trees we already have and the above suggestion of reintroducing native trees would be great; what an idea for 'historic' Gaslamp than to have natives put in.
Maybe SANDAG could use that money to create a trust to fund natives or more useful shade trees than the messy and useless palms. I know anyone who has sat at a bus stop (which SANDAG is mostly redoing for any trees to be put in or replaced) would appreciate shade.

August 5, 2012 at 9:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )