Newsletters

July 2017

JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER:  This month’s Newsletter includes the dates for the incoming IPS Biennial next year, a note about alcoholic beverages from palm, the call for proposals for the 2018 IPS Endowment Fund Grants and a message about the IPS’ new #99Palms campaign on social media. Our coeditor Kevin Hrycay will be away for a while. Scott Zona […]

June 2017

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER: Hey, palm-lovers! This is the sixth issue released by the new editors. Thanks for all your feedback. We expect to improve our the Newsletter with your help. Since many of our readers are garden hobbyists, we came up with a note about pruning. We have also two notes about two Latin American botanic gardens, Bogota […]

May 2017

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER: Greetings, IPS members and palm enthusiasts! This month the newsletter addresses the spiny South American palm Acrocomia aculeata and its various uses ranging from food to biofuel, the de-palming of a Chilean airline logo, the spread of the Red Palm Mite (Raoiella indica) in the Caribbean, and information on an annual meeting of the European […]

April 2017

APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER: It’s springtime, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, which for many of us means time to accomplish a wide variety of palm-related chores. This is also a good time to think safety! Whether it be lifting heavy pots with your knees instead of your back, wearing gloves and goggles when trimming fronds (especially those well-armed […]

March 2017

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER: Introduction We really appreciate contributions from fellow members! This month we have two stories submitted by fellow palm enthusiasts and cover the removal of palms from a famous palm-lined avenue in Rio! We hope you enjoy this issue. Feedback is always welcome. Arbor Day in Hawaii The following note was received from Tim Brian, a […]

February 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER: Palm Weevils! Palm Weevils (Rhynchophorus spp. – Curculionidae), even if they are really good looking (Video 1: Redweevil Walking), are a devastating plague for palms around the world. They attack many palms and can kill an adult specimen quickly as the weevil larvae eat the apical meristem. This inflicts irreversible damage ultimately […]

January 2017

JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER: Hey, fellows! Happy new year! We are now under new administration! Daniel and Kevin are the two new editors taking the helm of this International Palm Society Newsletter ship. Daniel Meza is a 26-year-old Venezuelan, agronomist, palm lover, and tireless traveler living currently in Chile while getting his master’s. Kevin Hrycay is an American […]

December 2016

DECEMBER 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: Thanks to Members Gracias, Danke , 謝謝, Obrigado, Hvala ti, Salamat, धयवाद, Merci, ありがとうございました Did you have a great trip to Sarawak and Singapore with the IPS? Do you enjoy the discoveries, photographs, and science news in the quarterly journal, Palms? Did someone answer a question for you, or have you bought or […]

November 2016

NOVEMBER 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: Transcending Palms ​Shelley Moen Hoist made her first basket more than 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until after four or five years of working with the palm bases that she began to see the material for what it truly was. “I realized that it needed to be honored for what it was. That […]

October 2016

OCTOBER 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: ​Dr. Walter Hodge Second President of the IPS 1957 – 1960 By Andrew Street I am sure some of you reading this may never have heard of Dr. Walter Hodge, and that’s partly why this piece was written. Surely any man who lives to be over 100 has some stories to tell, […]