Palm Tree Problem! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thfireman, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have this Wind Mill Palm tree that is about 6 feet high and 4 years old. Suddenly this year I noticed that the middle fronds near where they come out of the trunk are turning yellow and the edges are dying. This has occured within the last 2 weeks. I thought it might be all the rain we are getting. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem?

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  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    i dont know, we dont have palms in north louisiana. but i found a site where you might get some answers--try arboristsite.com
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds like a manganese deficiency. Often called "frizzle-top" in palms we have here. A complete palm fertilizer would probably correct it, but it may require an application of additional manganese sulfate. Be careful, the manganese sulfate...it stains.
     

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