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I have a question about a palm tree

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1 I have a question about a palm tree on 12/5/2016, 7:44 pm

We planted one about 11 years ago from about a two to three foot height. It grew to about 9 feet and the palms began blocking the side stair case to the home. I decided to replace the stairs because they were falling apart as we had not had a chance to stain them since I got sick in 2008 and the sun just destroyed the treated lumber.

So I cut back the palm today, and expanded the side deck and stairs to the house. I cut the palm down to about one foot and will be screwing down deck boards this evening, but suddenly realized that the root structure of that palm is intake, and I am building the deck surface over the palm to get to the new stairs. Can a Palm tree grow after you have chopped it down to a stub of about a foot high? I do not want to come down next year and see palms growing through the floor.

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If you cut the trunk you may have destroyed the palm.

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If you cut the trunk you may have destroyed the palm.


That was my intent, but I have seen other cut trees with an intact root system send sizeable sprouts which may adversely impact my deck over the same.

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When the guy clears your land ask him to pull the palm up.

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Sago Palms grow pups around their base which will grow. I don't know of one that will sprout new growth after such a drastic cut.

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You could ask about a screw that you drive into the trunk that kills it... I think they are made w copper.

I'm not sure if ringing a palm will work as with hard wood trees... but you could also salt the soil too.

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