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NurseDolly

 I’m wondering if anybody has any experience with Royal Palms that have been damaged by lightning. Is there any chance my tree can be salvaged? It appears the lightning exited at the base of the crown shaft. New fronds are growing out of the hole created.

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kinzyjr

Usually, lightning is a DOA event.  Sometimes, you get a damaged growing point that can either grow in a different direction or grow in several directions.

Welcome to PalmTalk btw!

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bubba

Your Royal looks much better than one I witnessed several days ago on a golf course that took what had to be a direct strike. It was toast. The green was gone.

You may ultimately possess a unique Royal that could become a sensation! It is still green and growing! What it may become, we shall see? The double-headed Sabals likely emanated from lightning strikes. Cheers to your possible double-headed Royal!

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DavidLee

I believe it is boron deficiency. Maybe it can corrected with palm fertilizer.

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