palm tree - Knowledgebase Question

Henderson, Ne
Question by angelaromer2
April 15, 2010
I recently transplanted two palm tree's from my neighbor's yard to mind. The tree's at first did okay with leaves turning green but now the leaves are all dead and a brown color. I scratch the trunk of the tree and it is green. Have tried liquid fertlizer and nothing. How do I know if tree is still able to save?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2010


Transplant stress is common with newly transplanted trees and shrubs. Sounds like your palms are no exception. There's not much you can do except wait for the palms to re-establish their root systems. It can take a few weeks. Water them regularly, but don't overwater them - soggy soils can suffocate the roots. Water deeply every 4-5 days for the next 2 weeks, then once a week. I think you'll see some new growth soon. Best wishes with your palms.

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