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?

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2006



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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