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Overtrimmed

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is a shot of what remains of my neighbors two Queen Palms after he did a little over trimming. When I got home from work I was shocked by what I saw. At first glance I thought they were replaced by Royals, as he had trimmed the old leaf bases off and it almost looked like a crownshaft on them. After one day the tops just broke off ( notice it laying on the ground by the palm on the right). He has hope that they will make a comeback.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Won't they just branch out from there??? :D
     
  3. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    That spindle palm in the photo looks like it has a great future as well. Lets hope the guy dosen't get into dog grooming.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I am not going to knock him on the spindle as it was completely defoliated from the frosts/freeze of last winter. I think the S.roms may have a chance to make a comeback.
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I think they are going to make it. The palm on the left now shows green leaflets out of the top. The one on the right is forming a point now.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    They may make it, but that has to be a sure way to slow down growth. :)
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    You want ugly? Here's an apartment complex that had their palms 'trimmed' here in St. Pete. I may be able to find some more in my file of horror shows.

    Phil
     

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  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Reminds me of the barbers at boot camp.
     
  9. Dave from So-Cal

    Dave from So-Cal Well-Known Member

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    YIKE!

    A bit overzealous, isn't he?

    As long as the terminal bud isn't totally destroyed, they'll come back, like the crew arranging deck chairs on the Titanic . . . .
     

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