San Francisco is now two trees richer.
The San Francisco Chronicle estimates they cost a couple thousand apiece -- yikes! But San Francisco adores trees -- possibly because they give us massages -- so as far as we're concerned, it's just about the least objectionable thing that the city spends money on.
And speaking of palms, have you seen the majestic gateway at the recently-reopened Milton Marks Library in the Richmond? Two tall palms frame the entrance, and the interior is a great mix of modern renovations and historical preservation.
Is there a walking tour of San Francisco's finest palm trees? Somebody get on that, please.