On recent trip to California, we made a quick stop at 1000 Palms Canyon to see the native palms. I had always wanted to see them.
There is an old cabin there, all made of palms, from the original anglo settler. The palms grow here because of a crack in the San Andreas fault that brings ground water up. It is truly a little jungly oasis in a very arid area.
The palms are all natural, without any trimming and smell "thatchy". It reminds me of growing up in Phoenix, when the city used to cover the picnic ramadas with palm fronds.