Can Areca Palm Survive in Georgia State?

Question: Hi, I just bought an Areca Palm yesterday from my local Home Depot store. My intention for buying the Palm is to provide some screening or camouflage for my above ground swimming pool sand … Read more

How To Save Cold Damaged Coconut Palm

Question: Hi Susan. I have a big 12 years-old Coconut Palm. After hard winter the palm became brown and drooped down to the ground. I cut them off. But now the brown dying look is … Read more

Why Are My Sylvester Date Palms Dying?

Question: Hi there. 6 weeks ago I bought 16 2&3ft Sylvester Date Palms. Its been hell keeping them alive! I have sandy well drained soil. One died and was replaced 2 are on life support. … Read more

How To Save an Over-fertilized Palm Tree

Question: Hi. I read your notes on fertilization and I feel certain the tree got fertilizer close to the roots. This winter was bitter cold (Jacksonville, fl) and some of the tips of the fronds … Read more

How to Transplant A Ponytail Palm Tree

Question: I have a 30 year old, 12′ Ponytail Palm that a previous homeowner planted in an awkward place, too close to our patio and I believe it may be causing the cracking in the … Read more

Canary Island Date Palm Trunk Problem

Question: Please help, I have a seven year old palm approx, 20′ tall that over the last few months has developed a light spiral flakiness/dry area starting about 4′ from the base and circling the … Read more