Fun fact: there’s only one single species of palm trees that is California native, and it’s the one with the beard. Most of the palm trees you see all over California were imported from the Canary Islands. Palm trees usually get imported to induce the feel of “vacation” as it encourages people to spend more money.
A lot of these palm trees are now dying of old age and a certain fungus in the soil. The city of LA doesn’t have any plans to replace the ones dying because
1- the fungus stays in the soil
2- it’s expensive to do so
Pics are from a “California themed” shoot I did with @ayeshasehra on Instagram a while ago in Los Angeles. @ Los Angeles, California