Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:06 AM
Thank you very much for posting Noel’s obit. Noel had spent a year or more negotiating with our local government to plant Phoenix dactylifera / sylvestris on one of the entering avenues of Gainesville. The negotiations seemed endless; the Govt. wanted to alternate w/ some dicot shrub. Shortly after Noel’s passing, the city bureaucracy decided to do it exactly as Noel planned! Gainesville will be a relatively palmy town. Again, Many Thanks, Jason; and Many Thanks to Noel.
merrill, North Central Florida