Why is the needle palm protected by the government?
I am curious. If the needle palm is endangered in the wild, yet common in peoples gardens(especially way up north), why is it protected? With people actually wanting to grow palms in, for example, my zone and the needle palm is their only option, those people are obviously going to grow that palm willingly. Thus it isn't going to go extinct. So I don't understand why it's protected. Even if it goes extinct in the wild, with people growing them in their yards and gardens, there is still a likely hood that someone will plant the seeds in the wild where it will grow and flourish again. So, if you can tell me why they protect it, that would be great. I'm just curious. Thanks in advanced.