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Mike Evans

Free Double 25' King Alexander Palm

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Mike Evans

I have a double King palm ~ 25' tall that is free for anyone that has the equipment to dig & move. Very healthy and beautiful. Easy access for equipment and trailer. It will probably weigh 5000# - 6000# with root ball. You do not have to back fill the hole. It is in my way and will meet the chain saw soon if there are not any takers.

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Jeff Searle

Mike, unfortunately, these don't move that well.

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KennyRE317

I tried to transplant a double I had that was about 7' tall and I thought I had a pretty significant rootball but it shriveled up like crazy and croaked

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MattyB

Those things look perfect!

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nachocarl

Boy that is flawless. Hard to get them to look like that around Socal especially this time of year. The fronds sure look like cunninghamiana.

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Mike Evans

I planted these when I first started the garden in 1999, now they are in the middle of the Nursery, providing too much shade. I really hate to cut them down, but this will not be the first time. Things change over time.

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Alicehunter2000

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Kirk to Ken Johnson.......come in Ken Johnson.....

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IHB1979

Beautiful palms. That's 14 years of growth? Wow, did they get any special treatment?

At what age do the King's get fussy about being moved?

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Mike Evans

I had a friend come by and save the Kings and Foxtails. Here are a few pics of the move. Here goes the double Kings. And 3 Foxtails were in my way also. 1, 2, 3 , gone. It was a wide load when they left. They all s/b going to a good home. The Nursery just got larger.

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Savannah1

If I only had a bobcat...

Mike, I'm happy to see they were saved!! :D

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KennyRE317

if you don't mind, could you please update me on how the kings and foxtails transplanted

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Mike Evans

They went to a local nursery. The root balls are wrapped in plastic with the bottom open. He is going to stick them back in the ground to harden off. I will stop in next year & see how they are doing.

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Chaz517

Its almost exactly a year, did they make it through?

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floridascape

Yes they made it, they were all sold this past season. I saw them through there hardening off period and they didnt flinch. We dug, moved and planted a bizzy with about 6' clear trunk 20' overall and a spread about 20' a year or so ago, No sweat. The boss man has over 20 + years of tree moving experience. In the 1990s he helped move a 200 plus year old live oak that was over 40' tall. They needed a crane and root pruned the tree over a month with almost a 20' rootball. The tree still stands today.

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Chaz517

Haha wow that is awesome! I am glad that they pulled through! Thanks for sharing

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sashaeffer

Wow, moved a Bizzy and it survived?

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floridascape

Wow, moved a Bizzy and it survived?

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