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Keep palm and carry on

January 29, 2018 3:00 PM
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Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu
  

 

 

Just outside Irby Residence Hall, a large phoenix canariensis palm tree commands the attention of passersby. Also known as a Canary Island date palm, the tree is approximately 50 to 60 years old, planted not long after Irby’s construction in 1956.