Vol 5.5

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 […]

Vol 5.4

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 […]

Vol 5.3

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 […]

Vol 5.2

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 […]

Vol 5.1

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 […]

Vol 4.12

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 […]

Vol 4.11

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 […]

Vol 4.10

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, […]

Vol 4.9

SEPTEMBER 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: DARWIN POST-TOUR Making Friends, Making Memories A few simple notes from Jack Sayers, one of the organizers and guides for the very successful Darwin tour: ● The group was great. We had about 25, and everyone had fun without any major problems. ● We saw a pretty good range of wildlife. From […]

Vol 4.8

AUGUST 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: Do You Know Your Directors? Directors are the backbone of the International Palm Society. While some take on visible roles, others work behind the scenes to keep the IPS moving forward. Director Susan Hubbell​ captured photos of many (but not all) directors during the recent IPS travels to Sarawak and Singapore. A Biennial […]