I'm here to tell you about a vegetable menace that is the AIDS of the plant world. If you live in most parts of North America, these plants have you surrounded. They're butt-ugly brown sticks thrusting phallically into the sky in unnatural rows, crowned by a spidery fright-wig of spikes. They look like a raspberry on a stick. I'm talking, of course, about the omnipresent palm tree, found everywhere in your city. It doesn't matter what you hate, this tree embodies it. The palm tree is the non-native plant imported for the wrong reasons, planted in places it didn't belong, among residents who never wanted it, and which has wrecked a veritable holocaust that would be impressive coming from a B-movie body snatcher invasion. And you're laughing "Palm trees? Seriously? What's with this guy?" Well, here's a little list of citations to wipe that grin off your face… #1: Palm trees are utterly useless. Sure, you might be saying "But they produce coconuts and dates?" That's two species, neither of…
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