trees - Knowledgebase Question

huntington beach, Ca
Question by actensen
February 15, 2010
My date palm is getting too big for its location. Can it be moved with the roots and still survive?

Answer from NGA
February 15, 2010


You should be able to successfully dig and transplant your date palm. In general, palms have roots extending about 12" out from the trunk and about 12-18" deep. Start your digging about a foot from the trunk until you find the major root mass, which should be directly beneath the trunk. Palms should be transplanted in the spring because most of the root growth occurs in the summer months. This means your palm should recover quickly after the move. Best wishes with the move!

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