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Here is proof windmill palms can survive the winter on Long Island
Hi my name is Kevin and I am the owner of Island Wide Palm Trees, we are located on Long Island in New York. We sell palm trees as far south as Virginia and as far north as Massachusetts.
Here is pictures of one of my customer's Windmill Palms that have survived the past 4 winters. This spring will be 5 winters. You can not ask for better then this.
The best way to keep the trees alive is to have a good wrapping system. We have an amazing wrapping system that you can see on our website.
and here is a link to our Facebook video we posted last year about these trees. (wrapping and planting is extra right now)
If you have any questions about how to keep these windmills alive feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to try and help you.
Ocean city may have come to their senses!
Well first one I have seen in Ocean city proper. Going to keep and eye out for it every year and see how it does. Its right up next to the building facing south so should have an ideal setting. Might help it out with some ninja fertilizer treatments given OCs record of not giving a damn about plants.
S. Birmingham and T. fortunei at Jaycee Park
I read about Jaycee Park in Raleigh having some Sabal Birmingham and since I'm nearby I visited a couple weeks ago and took some pictures. I figured I'd make an account here and share the pictures with you guys. Also, the Gary's Nursery website has some old pictures of these palms that you can compare with: http://www.garysnursery.com/RaleighPalms.html
They all seem to be doing fine, though the one Birmingham that's out in the open did seem to have a decent amount of damage on some of its fronds. Here in Raleigh, we did see single digit temperatures back in January one day, and I believe the high was at or just below freezing for that day too, but that didn't seem to bother these palms that much.
TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI spear Pull
By Coconut James
I am New to growing palm trees since I live in the north. I have a new trachycarpus fortunei 10 foot palm tree I got One month ago it was grown in Florida and has
never seen a Cold winter when I got it. it was recently transplanted into a bucket from the nursery prior to me getting it. when I got the tree Home I noticed the center spear was gray and pulled out and was all rotten. And a few small ones in the center wear loose as well I pulled them all out and began treating it with hydrogen peroxide directly to the crown is there anything else I can do and has anyone ever seen this before. will the tree grow it out?
The rest of the tree looks gorgeous it has lots of dark green healthy foliage but the center is just not growing at all it's only been about two weeks since I started treating it with hydrogen peroxide every three days. any advice at all would help.
Thanks so much. I appreciate any help at all
Controversial Trachies in Milan
I thought this was interesting. Starbucks planted over 30 T. fortunei in the plaza near the Duomo Cathedral in Milan and it sparked protests and even vandalism. It goes to show the great transformative symbolism that palms carry, maybe more so than any other type of plant. Apparently this isn't always a positive thing to people. I know that palms aren't really part of Milan's identity, though these aren't the first in the city. I'd especially love to get the opinions of any Italians or Europeans on these boards on introducing "exotic" species (especially palms) to historic sites and structures.