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Xiaopat
Mar 8, 2017 8:03 AM CST
I have a palm tree that was laid over at a 45 degree angle due to Hurricane Matthew. I jacked it up straight and filled the gap in the soil at the base of the tree Quikrete in order to help hold the tree up. It is about 8 inches deep and only around 1/2 the circumference on the base of the tree. My brother visited and told me that this would kill the tree. Is this true?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 8, 2017 9:01 AM CST
NO !😮! CONCRETE !!! D'Oh!
Get it out !!! Support tree with 2 x 4s or something till roots can get established.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Mar 8, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Tree roots need to breath.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 9, 2017 12:53 PM CST
Are you in FL? With sand? If so, I think you'll be okay. I've seen plenty of palms growing with trunks smack dab next to concrete sidewalks, concrete patios, driveways etc.... You say the concrete is only about 8" deep & 1/2 way around the tree. The roots should go under the concrete & be fine. If you are in FL as I suspect, the sand will allow the roots to breathe.
However, if this happens again, then the best way to handle it is what Philipwonel says.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 9, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Tree roots dont grow through cement. Quickrete is a plastic cement.
Tree only has half its roots on one side ! Right ?
Whats going to happen ?
Next storm season , with rain and high winds ???
Whistling Whistling Whistling
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 9, 2017 1:32 PM CST
Palms have a really nice "ball" on them which produces many, many, roots sort of like flexible straws. They will grow down & then spread out beneath the concrete.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 9, 2017 1:47 PM CST
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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 9, 2017 3:18 PM CST
" Change a mans thought against his will ! He's still of the same thought ! "
Quote: Dr. Myron K. Downing, PhD, MSW, LMFT.
He's a very wise man.
Also author of book : Taking control of your life.
Great book. But ! Be carefull !!!!
You may learn some things !
Its on-line !!!
You must read cover from cover.
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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