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Old 08-28-2018, 07:37 AM
BoSox49 BoSox49 is offline
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Originally Posted by Fredman View Post
In a few years u will be asking for someone to get it removed
Palms look beautiful and very tropical. I've seen trees get so big that only arborists can take care of them. Then the homeowner is on the hook for the annual cost of upkeep. I prefer to look at other people's trees.

Old 09-04-2018, 09:14 PM
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Too many folks from up north too often expect a palm tree to be like a maple or elm that they can stick in the ground & forget about, as far as any follow up maintenance goes. Palm trees are much different in that they definitely require more KNOWLEDGEABLE care & maintenance on an ongoing basis to thrive & mature. Those that aren't willing to make this commitment need to stick with their northern-look trees & leave the beautiful, tropical, exotic look that palms provide to those homeowners that are.
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:16 AM
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Don’t put Queen Palms in. They do it like the cold and are messy and require a lot of maintenance. I know from experience. Never again.
Old 09-05-2018, 05:51 AM
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And don't plant them near driveway as the roots will cause rising. We have vinyl siding and it has started to buckle.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:01 AM
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Drake Elms provide shade!!
Old 10-22-2018, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pattivan48 View Post
Looking for a master gardener who Specializes in palm trees to look at one of my trees. Concerned about his health. Thank you
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:41 PM
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Nothing says Florida like a palm tree. Space them; they need room from each other.

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Old 10-22-2018, 04:02 PM
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I agree - do not plant a palm. Lots of work and most of the time there is a yellow frond and huge seed pods, hanging dead branches. Not pretty at all!
Old 10-23-2018, 08:45 AM
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I can tell you my experience with a palm tree. It belongs to my neighbor, and overhangs my driveway. It has large berry pods that drop hundreds of purple staining berries on my driveway for much of the year. I now remove the pods myself every year with a pole trimmer, which is a tough job. The tree has to be trimmed of those large wooden fronds that grow and dry out every year, and fly off in a big wind (doesn't need to be a hurricane), those fronds will land on your house or car. They weigh a couple pounds each. If you don't have a chain saw on a pole you will probably have to hire someone to trim them. Also, I have seen the roaches that flee the tree after trimming, looking for another place to live. Our courtyard villa neighborhood is now over twenty years old, and many owners have had their palms removed permanently. I've never known a resident who replace a palm with another one.
Old 10-24-2018, 08:43 AM
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one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
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