99% Invisible: 155- Palm Reading
March 12, 2015 8:25 AM - Subscribe

Reports of palm theft have appeared in LA, San Diego, and Texas; palm rustling also gets a mention in Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. What the palm tree* means to America, what they're worth, and how they've democratized the California Dream.

posted by psoas (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was just watching an episode of Castle that takes place in LA and I definitely noticed the Palms more based on having just heard this episode. They are so iconic!

We had one in my yard growing up in NorCal and I always thought it was sorta silly but now I appreciate its history.
posted by radioamy at 11:25 AM on March 12, 2015

This was so much fun - the tree expert was a charmer.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 2:21 PM on March 18, 2015

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