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Hillsborough is ground zero for a disease killing palms across the region

Hillsborough is ground zero for disease killing palms across the region  by @codonnell_Times

  • The disease typically blights Phoenix species of palms trees, which includes edible date palms, Canary Island date palms and sylvester palms.
  • Tampa Parks and Recreation Department no longer plants varieties of palm trees like medjool date palms and Canary Island date palms known to be susceptible to TPPD.
  • The city already spends $7,500 to inoculate 100 trees about 3 times per year.

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@Danielson_Times: “Hillsborough is ground zero for disease killing palms across the region by @codonnell_Times”


TAMPA — The two patients were visibly sick — limbs sagging toward the ground and their color a deathly gray.


Hillsborough is ground zero for a disease killing palms across the region

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