tvold Posted December 18, 2021 Report Share Posted December 18, 2021 So basically in my yard there were a few natural sabal palmetto babies, and i potted one yesterday. There were a few more, so i decided to try to dig another up just before sundown yesterday, but got swarmed with fire ants. Today, i decided to ask my grandpa if he had any bug spray and i told him what i was trying to do. So, and i promise im not making this up, he took a pickaxe to the base of it below ground and starting hitting it, knocking off a few healthy deep green beautiful fronds and also the spear. So, i think it's dead. It is at least damaged, making it susceptible to disease. Then, i tried to dig up a much smaller specimen, and it had really deep roots, so i kept digging around it and pulled with a good amount of force, which i thought would get it out of the ground (this was next to a shed and some wood so i couldn't just dig easily around it.) And i accidentally killed the little baby sabal by seperating it from it's roots completely. I literally decapitated the poor thing. Now i believe there is 2 dead palms on my hands, and i have a 4.5 month old coconut like 10-15 feet away from the dead palms. Will the dead palms attract disease to my coconut? Got my self in a little predicament here. This has to be something that never happens, so i dont know if i will get myself an awnser but hey, im trying. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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