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Donald R. Hodel

Donald R. Hodel
Donald R. Hodel is an environmental horticulturist for the University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County—a full-title position he has held for nearly 25 years. His research focuses on selection, planting and management of woody plants in the landscape with a special emphasis on plant water use, trees and palms. He is considered a world leader in palm taxonomy and horticulture.

Mr. Hodel has authored/co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 250 trade or popular articles about selection, planting and management of woody landscape plants. In addition, he has authored six books (four of them about palms and two about trees). He has conducted more than 250 presentations to industry groups, professional and honor societies, university and other governmental agencies, and consumers about various aspects of landscape plant selection and management. He is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, International Society of Arboriculture, International Palm Society, California Association of Nurserymen, California Landscape Contractors' Association, Southern California Horticulture Association and Alpha Xi (the collegiate honor society of horticulture). Mr. Hodel has been an invited presenter at numerous international and national meetings, conferences and symposia.

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(626) 586-1973