Is this date palm tree dead or dying?

Old 03-21-21, 02:32 PM
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Is this date palm tree dead or dying?

I have a 20í palm tree, I believe itís a date palm, here in Houston. It got hit really bad by the freeze. Can you tell by the pictures if it is dead? I donít want it to fall on the fence or the shed. I donít see any new green growth at the top. How long do I have before it falls over?

Old 03-22-21, 02:25 AM
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Palms don't like freezing temps although I'd wait until late spring before I pronounced it dead - maybe you'll get lucky.
Old 03-22-21, 05:46 AM
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It all depends on accurately identifying your palm. Like marksr mentioned. Most palms don't like freezing temperatures but some varieties can tolerate short periods of mild freezing. Being in Houston I doubt (or hope) someone didn't plant a variety that can't take any freezing. If you were in an area that got really cold for a long time it doesn't bode well for the tree.

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