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Old 10-11-2013, 08:07 PM
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any one ever burn a full grown palm tree?

I fertilized around a fox tail palm. it is established and well rooted. It is also surrounded by japanese box wood shrubs on one side which are pretty close to it. the box woods had no problem at all but the older frawns on the fox tail palm turned brown and died off pretty quick. It was obviously not natural.

could a common tree and shrub fertilizer damage a full grown palm and not touch shrubs right next to it or should I look for a different problem.

I do not have specifics on the amount of fertilizer I put down
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:41 AM
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You actively applied ferts. to the shrubs? or was it meant for the grass and possibly contained herbicides?? What were soil conditions, in the sense of the tree being water stressed already???
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:48 AM
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You actively applied ferts. to the shrubs? or was it meant for the grass and possibly contained herbicides?? What were soil conditions, in the sense of the tree being water stressed already???

It was meant for the trees and shrubs. it was just a basic tree and shrub fert. no herbicide. Nothing was water stressed at the time.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:51 PM
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I do not have specifics on the amount of fertilizer I put down
You really should work on that part.

Sprinkle here, sprinkle there. Hell, lets just cover it like it was mulch
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:18 PM
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When you say established; you mean it's solid after a year? Or this is a 20 year old plant?
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:55 PM
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When you say established; you mean it's solid after a year? Or this is a 20 year old plant?
it is a palm that was planted 6 years ago and was at least 8 years old when it was planted.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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Time to think about disease and insects.
http://www.ehow.com/about_4902716_fo...-diseases.html

http://www.foxtailpalmtree.com/

Fertilizer should be a balanced blend according to above, and include slow-release potassium along with slow release nitrogen and micronutrients.

But you are out of your and our specialty--this site is for turf--not trees.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:31 PM
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Time to think about disease and insects.
http://www.ehow.com/about_4902716_fo...-diseases.html

http://www.foxtailpalmtree.com/

Fertilizer should be a balanced blend according to above, and include slow-release potassium along with slow release nitrogen and micronutrients.

But you are out of your and our specialty--this site is for turf--not trees.
Please correct me if I am wrong but the title says lawnsite- lawn care and landscaping forum yada yada yada fertilizer application.

Wouldn't the landscape part include trees and the fertilizer part include fertilizing trees?
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:45 PM
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I seriously doubt it is from the fertilizer. Disease is likely. Were you fertilizing it because it didn't seem to be growing or was looking bad? It is probably rot and not much you can do about it other than make some money replacing it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:08 PM
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I seriously doubt it is from the fertilizer. Disease is likely. Were you fertilizing it because it didn't seem to be growing or was looking bad? It is probably rot and not much you can do about it other than make some money replacing it.
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It didn't look bad so much as it seemed to just stop growing. the new growth was green but no newer growth had been coming out. I can't see any signs of crown rot (is that what its called).

I just had never burned a palm before and thought it was almost impossible. I mean without dumping pounds in one spot.

I just wanted to check and see what others thought. The brown older leaves seemed to happen right after I fertilized. but thats more what I was told by the customer. I'm a little foggy about the time between fertilizer and the brown leaves
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