trees - Knowledgebase Question

huntington beach, Ca
Question by actensen
February 16, 2010
Are the roots of the Pygmy Date Palm small enough to make moving it to a larger location. Or can it be trimmed instead??Thanks Lilian

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2010


The roots of most palms are usually directly beneath the trunk. Sometimes they venture out and will be found from a few inches to 12" from the trunk. It's best to preserve most of the roots whenever possible. If you cut them off it may stress the palm too much for it to establish well. The depth of the rootball is general 12-18", depending upon the size of the palm.

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