I totally support Elvis Cruz in his quest to replant the majestic coconut palms that once graced every street and park in our city, in the April 14 article Resident takes on Miami over its coconut palm tree policy.
They are our tropical icons that seem to have built up some resistance to the blight, and we managed to keep the fruit under control for our first 100 years, so why not now?
The city needs to reconsider this misplaced law immediately, and consider that the very same city of Miami planted coconut palms all around the city-owned Dade Heritage Trust Headquarters on Southeast 12th Terrace several years ago during its renovation and re-landscaping.
Think about it, what is Miami without the coconut palms? Jacksonville, that’s what.
Bob Smith, Miami Shores