While an ordinance protecting significant island palms is winding its way to the city council for approval, local enthusiasts are working to prevent the spread of deadly diseases killing palms and are replanting in spots where diseased palms have been removed.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257;

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Marla Marek

What is the name of John Campbell's nursery? Does he sell to the public?

James Lippert

Many thanks for the reporting Ms. Eastburn. I have been observing apparent decline of some palms in many areas. Sad deal, but knowing the cause I and others can take action to prevent the continuance of this problem.

John Campbell

The nursery is a project of Galveston Foundation, a nonprofit (founded by John W. Harris) that provides landscaping to churches, schools, parks and the city. Projects include Harris Garden (next to Ashton Villa), 16th and Broadway, Trinity School play field, Rosenberg Fountain, First Presbyterian Parking lot, Temple B’Nai parking lot, Stewart Beach entrance, Lindale Park and ball field, Old Central Cultural Center, and others. The Foundation does not sell any trees to the public.

John Campbell

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