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    Why is My Palm Tree Turning Yellow?

    As Floridians we love our Palm Trees and when we picture our palm trees, we imagine them as tall magnificent trees with beautiful green fronds. So, the questions may be raised when you happen to look up at the tree in your yard and notice it is looking a little sad, yellow and unsightly. Why is my palm tree turning yellow? This is a very good question, and there are multiple reasons that your palm trees fronds could be turning yellow.
    Since, there are more than one reason for why your palm tree fronds could be turning yellow the first step to diagnosing your palm tree, is monitoring your palm tree. If you notice new healthy growth, and the yellowing is only present in the older palm leaves your tree may just be getting ready for a trim. If the yellowing is progressive or is affecting even the newer healthy fronds you may have a more serious ailment such as a nutritional deficiency, mineral deficiency, bacterial disease, or an insect pest infestation. Accurate diagnosis will require a tree health care inspection from an arborist and soil samples will need to be taken.

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    Palm Tree Care in Fall

    Fall comes with an onslaught of seasonal expectations such pumpkin spiced lattes, warm sweaters, and the coloring of the leaves as the trees go dormant in preparation of winter. However, for those of us that reside in warmer tropical climates, such as here in Hillsborough County and the Greater Tampa Bay area, the seasonal shift into fall is not that dramatic. As a result, our climate is perfect for the long-term growth of palm trees, as they can be seen meticulously scattered throughout our urban landscapes. The palm tree is unlike any other tree, in the fact that its leaves do not change into beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow, colors commonly associated with autumn. However, despite the warmer climate trees, including the palm trees, do in fact go dormant during the winter months. Therefore, October is the month to get all of your fall, or 4th quarter, palm tree care completed.

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    Identifying Palm Trees in Florida

    Here in Florida we enjoy a nice warm tropical climate with ample amounts of rain and humidity. As a result, our climate is perfectly suited for tropical trees, with the palm tree being one of the most sought after. With only a dozen palms being native to Florida, many of our palm trees are imported from other parts of the world. Chances are if you are living in the Tampa Bay area you have a palm or two in your yard. Palms are such a diverse family of plants it can be very difficult to identify each one. So, we have decided to put together a short guide to help you identify some of the most common palm trees that can be spotted throughout the Greater Tampa Bay area.

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    Common Palm Tree Diseases & Insect Pests

    One of the benefits of living in Florida is the beautiful palm trees that bring an added tropical flare and sense of relaxation to our landscapes. Palm trees have special tree care needs, such as routine fertilization to help ensure they stay healthy and strong. Routine tree care is a preventative measure to help trees fight off the many tree diseases and insect pest infestations they are susceptible to. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a tree service plan with a local arborist, failure to take preventative measures could result in the loss of your palm trees. Many palm tree diseases are not correctable but, are preventable.

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    Date Palm or Phoenix Palm Trees

    Date Palms, also known as the Phoenix Palms, are a group of very popular palm trees that can be spotted throughout Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area. Although there are many different species of Date Palms in the Phoenix Palms group there is only one true Date Palm Tree and that is the Phoenix Dactylifera.

  • How to give ailing palm trees a chance

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    We live in a society filled with disposable things that are often discarded as soon as next year’s model comes onto the market. If you have an ailing palm tree in your yard, there is always the temptation to just get rid of it and plant a new one in its place. Yet the truth is that taking the time to address the health issues of your current backyard friend may yield many benefits over removal and replacement.

  • The 1, 2, 3 of Palm Tree Care

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    Palm trees can be a stunning addition to your outdoor landscape, if you reside in a tropical or warm climate. Palm trees are relatively low maintenance; however, they still require a certain amount of care to ensure their continued growth, vigor, and beauty. Failure to adequately meet the needs of your palm tree may result in a less than stunning appearance and the palm may become susceptible to a variety of palm tree diseases and/or malnutrition.

  • How to Properly Water Palm Trees

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    Ensuring palm trees are getting the right amount of water can be easier said than done. Over watering and delivering water too fast are the two most common mistakes palm tree enthusiasts make when watering.

  • Picking the Perfect Palm Tree

    Palm trees are commonly associated with white sandy beaches, tropical climates, and blissful relaxation and because Florida provides a perfect climate for growing palm trees, you will spot these magnificent trees everywhere. Palm trees are used in a multitude of landscapes including: botanical gardens, swimming pool areas, resorts, hotels, shopping malls, and alongside roads.

  • 10 Amazing Palm Tree Facts

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    Here are 10 amazing facts about Palm Trees, that you probably didn’t know:

    1.  There are more than 2,500 different species of palm trees.
    2. The Sabal Palm (Sabal Palmetto) replaced the Cocoa Palm on the Florida state seal in 1970.
    3. Palm trees are the only tree species that do not form rings on their trunk.