Baby palm trees on the Arcata Plaza, c 1918

Arcata Plaza, c 1918

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7 Responses to Baby palm trees on the Arcata Plaza, c 1918

  1. Hi Lynette! says:

    So cute! And they aren’t babies any more.

    But I still puzzle over why anyone thought planting palm trees in Arcata (or Ferndale) was a good idea. Redwoods are much better!

    -Angela 🙂

    • lynette77 says:

      You know, I’ve never heard why folks planted palm trees. There are also a lot of them in our old neighborhood by the Mad River Hospital…

  2. Peter says:

    I think that palms were popular to show the civilizing of the town. The woods were uncivilized wilderness and redwoods were something to get rid of, not plant and nurture.

  3. Jessie Wheeler says:

    do you know who planted them or when they were planted?

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