firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
Hi, I live in South Florida and I have several Royal Palms (about 10
feet high trunks) that were damaged by Hurricane Wilma about (2
ago. The trunk and roots were not damaged but I am most concerne
the 2 trees that have no leaves remaining. Will they recover? Is
there anything that I can do to help them? These were beautifu
Any response will be greatly appreciated.
We all have scads of palms whose future is in question.
The only thing you can do is wait. If the tree has sufficient reserve
will very soon push forth a new frond. If it was of questionable healt
begin with it may not recover.
I have not yet fed any hurricane stressed plants. I am watering on
schedule and assuming temperatures stay high enough I will feed at th
sign of new growth.
If any palms have remaining green fronds do not remove them- leave the
until they brown completely. Palms translocate nutrients from old
back into the tree, so any green frond is valuable. If the tree wa
of all its fronds, you can only wait.
South Florida USA
i am sorry to hear that u all had so much damage from that hurricane
my thoughts and prayers go out to all of u.
the one thing that i would do is just sit and wait like toni says.
above all do not fertilize your trees because it would only put the
under furthur stress if u do. the best thing to do is to keep them wel
watered, try and catch some rainwater if u are able to so as to giv
them a more natural source of water.
i would wait at least a good month before i would start to fertiliz
your trees again or u might start with light fertilization if u notic
really significant top growth otherwise just sit and wait thats all
good luck. sockiescat