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Orange County Almanac

A disease called fusarium wilt has stricken many palm trees in the Dana Point area, and the Tree Society of Orange County says the impact is being felt statewide.

A recent publication of the society said the onset of the tree disease in Orange County “has sent ripples of concern throughout Southern and Central California.”

The society said fusarium wilt “is like AIDS to Canary Island palms.”

The publication blamed over-pruning of the palms for aiding the spread of the disease. The society said chain saws should not be used in palm pruning because such tools cannot be properly sterilized to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Children ages 3 to 6 can put on their pajamas and take their parents to the “Bedtime Bears” story hour at Fullerton’s Hunt Branch Library.

The free program includes storytelling and sing-alongs as well as finger plays and games with puppets. Children are welcome to come in their bedroom attire. The pajama party begins at 7 p.m. at the library, 201 S. Basque Ave., and should last about half an hour.

For more information, call (714) 738-3121.

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