Several rows of palm trees have been planted in the new dividers on Firestone Blvd. near downtown Downey. This is part of the Firestone Blvd. improvement project. But with their fronds tied up on top like a crazy top knot, the palms don't exactly look their best yet.
Reaction has been mixed. After the Downey Patriot posted a picture on their Facebook page, reactions ranged from "Who would hate a palm tree?" to "Hate is a strong word for me, but definitely dislike." And from "What's up with the building next to Downey Billiards?" to "I think it is cruel to keep palm trees tied up like that. Release them! Let them roam freely!" (OK, some people do get sidetracked from the question at hand.)
What do you think?