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Old 04-21-2010, 03:00 PM
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sago are a nice plant, a cycad not a palm. Seems in my area they are getting a handle on the cycad scale and I am seeing more around again. I like the look of a mature royal on roadsides like in fort myers, silver bismark looks nice in the right spot, like chinese fan palms for smaller residential landscapes. Not a fan of Arecca, addadonia and foxtails are dying every year in my area due to frost and ensuing fungus after the frost. coconuts are ugly most of the time. Canary Island Dates can be great if they are pruned properly and proper fert. phoenix reclinata nice too but can be a lot of work to prune if let go for too long between pruning.
Interestingly the dioon cycads seem immune to the cycad scale. They are the only ones remaining in the Miami area. Some sagos have survived in the keys unaffected by scale, just as some coconuts escaped lethal yellowing in the 70's.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:09 PM
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I like the Canary Island Date palm or the Paurotis palm.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:22 PM
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I like the Canary Island Date palm or the Paurotis palm.
I like the Paurotis Palms too, but we don't have them around here. I think they are only way down there in South Florida. Where city are you in?
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:34 PM
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Man I love palms. They look so good to me, especially on properties with the terracotta roofs.

If I could I'd sneak at least one palm into each job I would.

I guess should move to Mexico.. ?
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:06 AM
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Man I love palms. They look so good to me, especially on properties with the terracotta roofs.
I agree.

I saw an interesting palm tree the other day and did not know what it was. I'll try to take a picture and post it on here. How many different palm trees are there in Florida?
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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I saw a huge cycad the other day. Does anybody else have large palm trees on the properties they maintain?
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:17 PM
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Not to be a jerk, but those palms are overpruned.....mainly the Phoenix and Queens. Does the customer ask for that?
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:42 PM
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Not to be a jerk, but those palms are overpruned.....mainly the Phoenix and Queens. Does the customer ask for that?
Its so annoying when your finished with a palm and the customer wants more chopped off. I walked away from a few palm jobs where the customer wanted the "hurricane cut" to their palms.

Gator I'm located in the Tampa Bay Area.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:43 PM
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I personally don't care for Queen palms but I like the Washingtonians. Everything looks good though.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:46 PM
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Any customer I have done palms for has let me decide what to cut off. According to the experts, you should only cut off dead fronds. I will not trim a palm for someone who wants the hurricane cut and I would probably turn them down if they want anything more than dead stuff taking off unless it is on the house, halfway dead,etc.

By only removing dead stuff and fruit, palm trees look really nice, even Queens. People that want the hurricane cut are uneducated on palms and think it's the right way b/c most "landscapers" and "tree guys" are doing it. If you ask them why they do it, they probably couldn't give you an educated answer to back it up.
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