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Palm Tree Problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stickleylawncare, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    Out at my parents place they planted a few of these palms out and about to break up the pasture look around the house. They have all been well watered and fertilized with palm fert.

    This is the only one out of the bunch not doing well. It kind of looks like brown spot but Ive never seen the brand new fronds die like that without it being frost damage, which it hasn't dropped that low here yet. Any ideas? Thanks

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  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

    stickleylawncare

    Say a One Hail Mary and one Our Father before you rip it out of the ground and replace that palm tree.
     
  3. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 586

    Looks like they got planted too deep, top of the root ball ought to be just above the ground, also looks like y'all didn't quite all the dirt back in the hole, should be no air around the root ball.

    Wait with fertilizers till the palm settles in after planting, & then sparingly for until firmly rooted.

    These are AMORTE'
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    dead as fred....cold won't affect the Pindo palm like other more tropical palms...
     
  5. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    exactly what I was thinking, planted too deep and appears the ground around it is very dry and hard, safe to say it wasnt watered in properly. Think the hole not being back filled is something people do to make a "mote" type area to retain water.
     
  6. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    damn I didnt know fred died:cry: no one told me! :laugh:
     
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    freddy kruger.... dead...:)
     
  8. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    The hole was filled back up, the extra sand there was just to hold in water. But basically you are saying it was just planted too deep, no diseases or anything like that? Im not a tree/palm person. They were all free from a friend and we just stuck em in the sand. All the others have done great.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    yup too deep and or not watered in properly after planting. the effects of planting too deep usually takes a while to cause issues, not watering properly until it roots will kill a palm quickly
     
  10. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,416

    The truth of the matter, it is hard to give you an exact reason why this Palm has failed. Chances are, the others were planted at the same depth as this one, so you should correct those. More than likely its a combination of things that caused this palm to fail. The good news is, its a small palm so you can rip it out and start over. Was the palm, field grown or container?
     

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