What’s killing my Royal Palm?
Why is my Coconut Palm tree dying all of the sudden?
Is it getting the right nutrients or could lightning really be to blame?
Watching one of your precious palms go from green and healthy to brown and barely making it can be devastating! We receive calls from people in distress over the same thing year after year and many of them assume improper fertilization is to blame.
Even though South Florida is known by many as the lightning capital of the world, it can be difficult for some people to believe that lightning is the culprit, because there are no obvious signs that their palm tree’s been hit. In reality though, the probability of damage from lightning to trees and plants in our area is very high! Coconut and royal palms are especially susceptible due to their height, but other tall palms are equally at risk.
There are certain signs you can look for to diagnose whether lightening is indeed the cause of your palm tree’s demise: Read the rest of this entry »