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Ditto, I lost one of my alfies when moving them. The other 4 I gave to Keith. Ditto on very long lateral roots. I guess they send those out toward that stream that they grow along.

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Ditto, I lost one of my alfies when moving them. The other 4 I gave to Keith. Ditto on very long lateral roots. I guess they send those out toward that stream that they grow along.

Those alfies aren't too happy right now Chad, but unless we get a last minute sucker freeze, I think they'll make it.

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I have a small seedling that is not the happiest that I have seen, but no spear pull and a good solid root system still in tack with green remaining on two leaves. It might not be a landscape palm for the masses but it might survive in the coastal areas of the south around the Gulf and the Atlantic. Still undecided on it however.

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Hi Keith,

What happened?

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It was a tough summer with a long drought, but again, they have grown slightly past what they lost over the winter.   At this rate, I'll have 4 respectable palms in 20 years or so.  Unless of course we have a really bad winter in which case I'll have 4 respectable planting holes, lol. 

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Hey guys, I noticed your comments about moving Alfies. In which case I don't feel quite as bad for hijacking this thread.   My brother lives in Phoenix and plans to move.  To another place in Phoenix.  But he is dead set on digging and taking his young Alfie with him.  Given your experience, any advice on digging and moving?

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Hey guys, I noticed your comments about moving Alfies. In which case I don't feel quite as bad for hijacking this thread.   My brother lives in Phoenix and plans to move.  To another place in Phoenix.  But he is dead set on digging and taking his young Alfie with him.  Given your experience, any advice on digging and moving?

How long has it been in the ground, and how big is it?  I've successfully moved small Alfies with no issues.

Ben Rogers

On the border of Concord & Clayton in the East Bay hills - Elev 387 ft 37.95 °N, 121.94 °W

My back yard weather station: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=37.954%2C-121.945&sp=KCACONCO37

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Hey guys, I noticed your comments about moving Alfies. In which case I don't feel quite as bad for hijacking this thread.   My brother lives in Phoenix and plans to move.  To another place in Phoenix.  But he is dead set on digging and taking his young Alfie with him.  Given your experience, any advice on digging and moving?

I moved a bunch of alfredii in 2014 with no issues. I dug a pretty big root ball on the biggest one and it never slowed down. The other ones were taken with no soil in the roots with a lot of cut roots. Those survived but took about a year to start growing again. I'd say either way he should be fine with moving it. 

Keith 

Palmetto, Florida (10a) and Tampa, Florida (9b/10a)

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Hey guys, I noticed your comments about moving Alfies. In which case I don't feel quite as bad for hijacking this thread.   My brother lives in Phoenix and plans to move.  To another place in Phoenix.  But he is dead set on digging and taking his young Alfie with him.  Given your experience, any advice on digging and moving?

How long has it been in the ground, and how big is it?  I've successfully moved small Alfies with no issues.

About 3 to 4 feet tall.  In the ground 2 summers or about a year and a half.

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Get a nice 15g size rootball and I'd say it will be fine.

Thanks.  Very helpful rule of thumb.

NP.  I am thinking about moving one myself, and will probably do so before it gets too big.  It's similar size.

Ben Rogers

On the border of Concord & Clayton in the East Bay hills - Elev 387 ft 37.95 °N, 121.94 °W

My back yard weather station: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=37.954%2C-121.945&sp=KCACONCO37

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Tough as nails; one of the easiest transplants to make....

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

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Wow.  Been trying to reply all day.  Some weird crap between my phone and this site. ...anyway....

Thanks Zeeth and John.  Good info.

My major concern his more to do with the location being Phoenix.  I moved one 2 years ago only 2 weeks after planting it out.  Broke a major root off in the process.  But that is a SoCal palm 6 miles from the coast.  My brother and his are, again, in Phoenix. 

The move and root damage, really stunted the palm.  It is only now just coming out of it 2 years later. It's twin is now 3x the size at the base.  

Hopefully my concern makes sense.  Which is, how to do impact it least so it recovers enough to survive a Phoenix summer.  

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