MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER:
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 Hawaii resident who served a term as an IPS Director and for several years as the President of the Hawaii Island Palm Society (HIPS). He is still very active, produces the HIPS newsletter, and kindly shares his articles now and then. “In an effort to promote more native Hawaiian palms in the landscape, the Hawaii Island Palm Society gave away 100 native Pritchardia palms, (also known as the Loulu Palm), at the entrance to the Hilo Zoo on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii.
These super healthy 4″ seedlings, purchased from local grower Floribunda Palms and Exotics, were ready for planting or repotting. In addition to the healthy seedlings, HIPS members gave away care sheets, Pritchardia booklets, and conducted a tour of the Zoo’s famous palm collection. Mahalo to all of the members who volunteered for this public event!” – Photos and Text by Tim Brian.