The Q&A Archives: Palm trees

Question: I just planted 5 palm trees to use as a barrier by my fence and I have watered them each day but I am noticing that some leaves are turning brown. Is this because I am watering to much? I thank you in advance for any help, Bonnie

Answer: I think the combination of transplant stress and overwatering is contributing to the frond browning. Water deeply once or twice a week for the next 30 days and then only once a week after that. Daily watering is a bit much for your palms. Once the roots have become established any new fronds should be green when they emerge and you can cut off the brown ones.

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