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Eric in Orlando

when staking a Sabal palmetto goes overboard.......

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Eric in Orlando

This was spotted in a neighborhood near Lake Mary, FL (north of Orlando). This palm isn't going anywhere.

The sad reality is that it will be dead in a few weeks. Sabal palmetto do not successfully transplant at that size.

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Alicehunter2000

I don't care who you are......dat right der is funny

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Eric in Orlando

My boss texted me that photo.

In a few more days those boards will be propping a brown palm.

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Jose Maria

I donĀ“t know about Sabal, but oilpalm gets transplanted this size without a problem here.

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rprimbs

This was spotted in a neighborhood near Lake Mary, FL (north of Orlando). This palm isn't going anywhere.

The sad reality is that it will be dead in a few weeks. Sabal palmetto do not successfully transplant at that size.

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It is too small to transplant??

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Alicehunter2000

Yes.......I've killed about 80% trying to transplant around that size....20% might make it if your lucky.

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JEFF IN MODESTO

Why the heck do Floridans do that brace thingy with their palms?

We don't do it in Cali and I've never seen it in Hawaii.

But everywhere in south Florida I saw it done to varied size palms.

Looks un natural to me.

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Eric in Orlando

They do it here with larger palms for stability. Our soil is extremely sandy and shifts easily. Combined with almost daily afternoon severe storms from late May until September with high winds it is a necessity. There is also the possibility of tropical storms/hurricanes in summer and fall.

In the past I have seen newly planted, trunked Sabals, Queens and Washingtonias unstaked and they toppled over following an afternoon storm. In commercial/public areas it would be a big litigious liability not to brace them.

I believe you leave them 4-6 months. But I have seen lazy, neglectful street depts leave them for 2-3 years.

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