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Jul 7, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Can I cut off the twisty bark that appears mid-way up the palm tree w/o hurting the tree? The bark seems to be splitting & becoming detached on its own, just wondering if I can remove it as I find it unsightly. Def don't want to hurt the tree though. Thanks in advance!
Name: Hetty
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Jul 7, 2015 12:28 PM CST
If it is completely detached but still around the trunk you can cut it off. Otherwise I'd give it time.

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