Yes sir! We have some Queens around town in the HD ( High Desert) believe or not. Some have been here several years too, but am not sure if any are pre 2007 or not? I only know of 1 pre 2007 one because it was planted at my friend's house in Victorville. I'm not sure how its doing as of now, its been about 2 or 3 years since I drove by it & it wasn't looking good. New owners are not watering & fertilizing enough.
So are these on borrowed time or permanent residence??
I live in central New Mexico on the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. It is quite a challenge to grow palms in this area due to low rainfall, high elevations, and cold winters. Most if not all palm trees planted in NM are located within this region.
The USDA hardiness zones within NM range from 7a to 9a, and mostly within the Chihuahuan desert borders. It is classified as a high desert which differs in comparison to the low-subtropical Sonoran desert found in Arizona and California.