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Title: Do you believe in palm trees?
Author: Smith, Kevin T.;
Source: Landscape Hawaii. January|February 2013: 14-16.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Palms are real, but are they really trees? The answer depends on definitions. As usually tall, peremrial plants with roots, stems, and leaves, palms seem to qualify. Palms should also qualify because arborists care for them, and arborists care for trees, right? My introduction to botany class defined trees as plants that produce wood. Unraveling the question of whether palms are trees helps explain how the diverse plants in our landscape develop and thrive.
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Smith, Kevin T. 2013. Do you believe in palm trees? Landscape Hawaii. January|February 2013: 14-16.
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