Palms are harvested from natural areas in environmentally stable situations. Great care is practiced so trees do not suffer harm. All trees do not produce a usable palm every year and some never do. .
A variety of wildlife inhabit the areas where palms grow. Virtually every animal and insect native to Florida live and thrive throughout the areas. Some non-native animals, like wild hogs and anacondas also thrive have invaded these primitive places. Even monkeys that escaped from old Tarzan film productions still can be seen occasionally.
There are also archeologically sensitive sites which are avoided. No human activity has been conducted at these places for thousands of years and we respect and protect their locations and existence unlike developers and highway planners.