My palm trees are reduced to poles,is this their end???

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    myownyeaposted 7 years ago

    My palm trees are reduced to poles,is this their end???

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    jmeleesposted 6 years ago

    Yes. That happens when the tree is not getting enough energy from its fronds. Many times people remove dead fronds from a palm tree not knowing that they are still feeding the healthy green fronds and immature new fronds.

    Palm tree's tropical heritage means they never developed good energy storage capacity since there is usually sun and nutrients all year round.    So if stress or environmental factors hit it, it has no choice but to use cannabalize  the trunk for energy for photosynthesis.

 
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