I almost went with California,then stuck to what I know. So, I have noticed there are few newly planted Washies in the bay area. Landscapers and commercial property and cities just are not planting them. I do see many new plantings of huge Date palms,Canary Island Date palms..and good old Trachycarpus in large trunking sizes. No robusta, no filifera. Plenty of Queen palms- THEY are taking over the bay area. Most of the Washingtonias on public lands are ancient monarchs touching the sky. Just something Ive noticed when I do see a rare young one...its a bird planted palm most of the time. They are going away with Eucalyptus and Agave americana.