Roystonea regia

Royal Palm                                       

 

DoubleTree Resort, Palm Court Atrium, 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 architecture lend wedding receptions, political luncheons and conference dinners 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.