FIELD PRODUCTION OF PALMS
Palms are important landscape ornamentals throughout the tropics, and are increasingly used as components of elaborate interiorscapes within malls and office buildings. Specimen size palms continue to enjoy premium market value as demand for large material outstrips the supply. Field production is the most practical means of producing large palm specimens and has several advantages over container production. Yield per hectare can be maximized relative to many other woody ornamentals due to the columnar growth habit of most palms and their ability to survive transplanting with a minimal root ball. When dug and tied properly, many more palms can be loaded into a standard shipping container than could similarly sized trees. Palms also offer great versatility in the method of field harvesting.
Meerow, Alan W. (1994). FIELD PRODUCTION OF PALMS. Acta Hortic. 360, 181-188
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