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Lost my oldest Butiagrus palm to trunk rot

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Walt

Forum members may recall I posted a video about a year, year and a half ago of one of my Butiagrus palms I lost to trunk rot. Well, now I lost my other, older Butiagrus palm to trunk rot. Both palms were planted about 50 feet apart from each other. Both palms were favorites of mine. The one I just lost I had been growing in the ground (started as a root bound 15 gallon size) since the spring of 2002. I was sorry to lose this palm. Now I feel I must replace this palm. I will start my search in about one month from now. I also recently lost a spindle palm with four feet of trunk to trunk rot, but this palm was growing at least 300 feet away from my Butiagrus. Now I must locate and buy another spindle palm, preferably one with some trunk.

In any event, below is some video and photos I took of my dying Butiagrus palm and cutting it down and disposing of it. I cut most of the palm down, but I was having too much trouble with my chainsaw chain cutters getting quickly clogged with dead palm trunk fibers. I had a palm trimming company I frequently use to come in and haul away the trunk, cut the stump off and grind it.

 

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Gottagrowemall

Just wanted to say I love your videos on YouTube. I have a similar interest in palms and clumping bamboo but I’m in palm coast about 3 miles inland of the ocean. I’m attempting to grow some coconuts, royals, Alexander palms, Christmas palms. Thank you for all your posts man they are super helpful when trying to see hardiness and mature size of bamboo. 

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Walt

Most welcome.  My inland location is getting cold tonight.

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Gottagrowemall
4 hours ago, Walt said:

Most welcome.  My inland location is getting cold tonight.

Different weather stations give different numbers but we’re in a frost advisory. Low of like 34, I covered my coconuts and mango and a couple small Alexander’s. 

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Walt
11 minutes ago, Gottagrowemall said:

Different weather stations give different numbers but we’re in a frost advisory. Low of like 34, I covered my coconuts and mango and a couple small Alexander’s. 

My low is supposed to be between 33-34 (depending on what weather site I check). I have a small coconut palm out in the open that I bundled the fronds close together, then wrapped with multiple layers of sheets. I also have a propane infrared heater next to it if needed. But I don't think the heater will be needed, as 33-34 isn't going to hurt the palm as long as I keep frost off of it. If my lows were to go below 30, then I would use some form of supplemental heat.

 

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DoomsDave

@Walt so sad to hear!

:crying:
 

Wish I could say more.

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edbrown_III

things we love break out hearts sometimes 

 

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DoomsDave

I know the feeling only too well.

Lost a big parajubaea, a Jubaea and a nice becceriophoenix to various rots.

But, plant something else!

 

 

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Walt
20 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

I know the feeling only too well.

Lost a big parajubaea, a Jubaea and a nice becceriophoenix to various rots.

But, plant something else!

 

 

I plan on getting another Butiagrus and another spindle (lost one with 4 feet of trunk to rot a couple of months ago). I must maintain my species count!

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