Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose the perfect palm trees for your back yard.
1. Eureka palms can be planted close to home without fear of damage to structure.
2. Use tall solitaire palms in clusters to create vertical enclosure leading to front door.
3. Use three 2x4 stakes to brace newly planted tall palms; leave braces in place until roots become established.
4. Foxtail palms can be used as a screen to help block view from neighbors' yards.