hole at top of Palm tree, is it still alive? - Knowledgebase Question

Longwood, FL (Zone 9B)
Question by gcapelli
July 2, 2006
The center leaves of the date palm was brown and fell out so a hole is at the top of the palm tree. Is it dead?


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2006

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Geneva,

If the top or terminal bud is dead or gone the tree will die. The leaves around the top may stay green for a while but the tree cannot put on new growth.

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