Roystonea regia

Royal Palm                                       


DoubleTree Resort, Palm Court Atri- um, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster PA


Len Eiserer


Four stunning tree sculptures soar 40 feet towards skylights in the open-air atrium of DoubleTree Resort.  


The palm trees and surrounding archi- tecture lend wedding receptions, poli- tical luncheons, and conference din- ners a Florida atmosphere right here in Lancaster County.


This amazing species can withstand hurricane winds because of laterally spreading roots, a wiry trunk that bends without snapping, and leaves that fold up to decrease resistance during a storm.