Moving/ Transplanting a date palm?


Old 10-03-08, 05:43 PM
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Moving/ Transplanting a date palm?

I am digging up a pygmy date palm tomorrow. How much of the root ball do i need to dig up. It is a three headed palm about 3 feet in height. I live in southern california so the temps are still mild. How mush damage to the roots will the palm be able to take. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-08-08, 10:22 AM
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as a rule, palms don't need much of a root ball to transplant successfully. i have seen them moved with the root ball only a few inches larger in diameter than the trunk. you will need to stake it out after you move it so it will stay upright until the roots redevelop.

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