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Any lessons on Sabal fronds collapsing? This one is growing in Bethany Beach, DE and has been in ground for about 4-years...seems very healthy...new growth fronds are huge...any advise appreciated...just want to rule in or out any nutritional deficiencies...they collapse at the petiole...most other fronds seem strong.image.thumb.jpg.17e89932ab76274d4474db211547a307.jpgimage.thumb.jpg.d1e6b12cc21de5868292e66e3ec4e3fa.jpg

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Will Simpson

I don't think that is a major problem . Sometimes someone will back into it , or a brach will fall on it , or simply as they age they sometimes buckle like that . As long as pretty new fronds are growing out it should look decent .

Will

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Chester B

I’ve seen wind cause that sort of damage as well. 

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GregVirginia7
On 10/17/2020 at 3:41 PM, Will Simpson said:

I don't think that is a major problem . Sometimes someone will back into it , or a brach will fall on it , or simply as they age they sometimes buckle like that . As long as pretty new fronds are growing out it should look decent .

Will

Thank you...after I sent the pictures, I noticed both fronds affected faced the canal and any wind that may have hit...one was old, the other mid-range but most old and new were holding their own. Could have been a load of snow in 2019 winter but don’t know how much snow it held...anyway, the other one, not pictured, is in a much more protected south facing location and is just fine. Other than a thick bed of pine needles for winter and Osmocoat...fair amount in the spring, lesser amount in the fall...that’s all they get...love the Sabal Minor.

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On 10/18/2020 at 3:31 PM, Chester B said:

I’ve seen wind cause that sort of damage as well. 

Yes...thank you...after further study, I think it was either that or snow load...

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