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Should I be concerned with my Livistona australis lean? When it was younger one of the passing Trop. storms gave it a slight lean. Over the years the palm has grown really good, but the weight looks to make the palm lean further. If it was to go over it will take out the pool cage ($$$), should I just remove it now or take the chance. What would do at this point?pizap.com15157970417931.thumb.jpg.ad9ed0

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I'd take it out, and plant something less tipsy in its place.

Ouch, but sometimes you have to do that.

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Does it feel solid if you give it a good push or does it give? I don’t mean does the trunk flex, but does it move at ground level with a good shove?

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I wouldn't risk a 10k pool cage.   pools are pretty much useless in the area without a cage.   bzzzzz.

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Poor cages cost $10k? :blink: Wow, remind me to build a pool somewhere where there aren’t so many mosquitoes. 

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10 hours ago, Xerarch said:

Does it feel solid if you give it a good push or does it give? I don’t mean does the trunk flex, but does it move at ground level with a good shove?

I watched close during the last storm and did not notice or feel any lower trunk movement. Preparing for the storm I thought of giving it a 'hurricane cut', but took my chance.  

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Just wanted to say your garden is looking beautiful, Scott.  Amazing it looks like this in January.  Good luck with the cold this week.

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Scott,

I'm glad you didn't have a problem during the storm. I think the lean on the palm is really special.  It gives everything a very tropical look. Gorgeous. 

Good luck with yet another cold snap. I'm looking forward to spring. 

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I like that lean look. It looks natural. 

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One time while installing a Sabal with an extreme curve over a sidewalk, we were concerned about the liability.  Especially since we were installing it with the curve pointing down so that it would grow out with a neat double curve.  We had our welder create a steel saddle on a stout steel pole and set the support in concrete below the palm.  It worked beautifully.

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Not sure if you should be concerned or not (maybe the idea of a support, even if semi-permanent, is the way to go, to give the roots a chance to really take good hold?) but I just wanted to compliment you on your landscaping! It’s absolutely gorgeous...a splendid mix of colors, texture, and layering of heights, not to mention how healthy the entire lot looks! And the leaning palm definitely adds to the tropical touch! Very, very well done! Echoing the above good luck wishes, thru the rest of this so far too cold winter! 

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Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I have thought it over and for now it will stay as is. 

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2 hours ago, Tampa Scott said:

Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I have thought it over and for now it will stay as is. 

:greenthumb:

Thanks to the others for your comments. Maybe I was a bit hasty . . . . .

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