Big palms trees arrive at the Franklin Park Zoo

Washingtonia Palm Interior Boston Zoo

Boston, Massachusetts — Six massive twenty foot plus Washingtonia Palms arrive at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, courtesy of the Pliska Family, the owners of Planterra. “We are thrilled to have found such a perfect home for these specimen palms” says Shane Pliska, President of Planterra. The palms wight over 1,000 pounds and were acclimated under shade for 7-months prior to the installation. They were shipped 1,500 from Homestead, Florida via semitruck. The Franklin Park Zoo is “very enthusiastic about the development of the horticulture department and the tropical forest” says Mr. Stan Morris, Landscape Supervisor for the Tropical Forrest. According…

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What is that Palm-like Plant?

Bamboo Palms in the Reagan Oval Office. The palm is an interior design classic, versatile and widely utilized to adorn spaces ranging from plush stately parlors to slick corporate office lobbies. This botanical family of plants are known for their fronds, trunks and stems. There are many plants that resemble palms—some of them even have the term “palm” in their name, but they may not be palms at all. We’ve put a list together to help you identify which plants are palms, which are not and how you can tell the difference. INDEED, a Palm! INDEED, A Palm! Adonidia PalmINDEED,…

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