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Palm Trees Added to LAPD Headquarters

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 01:35PM
Palm Trees Ed Fuentes

In front of LAPD headquarters, two sets of a trio of palm trees have been added.

Development is again marked by a show of palms.

The still-under-construction LAPD Headquarters building has been landscaped with twenty palm trees, six framing the 1st street facade, and the rest standing in formation at 2nd and Spring.

According to a source on site, the seven-year-old trees were shipped in from Coachella Valley and each had a cost around seven thousand dollars, a typical sum for trees with this maturity and condition.

While certainly palms are heavily associated with Los Angeles, in recent years the city has made overtures toward lessening their prevalence. Rising costs and a lack of shade have caused the palm to lose out to other species.

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