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