coconut trees - Knowledgebase Question

matlacha, Fl
Question by djgkids
March 14, 2010
my land got flooded and my coconut trees roots have been submerged in water. how long will they survive and what can i do once the water goes down.
thanks.
Joan


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Answer from NGA
March 14, 2010

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I can't give you a specific timeframe. Coconut palms are tolerant of waterlogged or flooded soil conditions for a few days. However, trees may decline and die when exposed to prolonged flooding or waterlogged soils. Their survival depends upon their overhealth prior to the flooding and the length of the time the soil remains saturated. I hope your trees survive!

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