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By Roger Boddaert
Special to the Village News 

Iconic California palms are in jeopardy


Last updated 3/4/2022 at 7:15pm

Village News/Roger Boddaert photos

Senegal Phoenix palm trees are dying from fungus.

As we drive around California neighborhoods, we see various palm trees in the landscape and say, oh yes, palms are a part of the horticultural fabric of our southland gardens.

Palm trees come from many exotic locations around the globe, from the local Anza Borrego desert to the jungles of Borneo, Madagascar, and faraway places like the Canary Islands off the north coast of Africa.

With this wide spectrum of palms, many types have found the Mediterranean climate of California just great to hang out in and to flourish.

The large citrus ranches in Corona and the Riverside area would border th...

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