Friday, August 15, 2008

July 23rd: First Palm Lost

July 23 rd, 2008 :

First damaged palm. I went out in yard and saw this.

I had no idea what was wrong. The spear and two newest leaves were discolored.

This is a precious sabal minor: Given to me as a Mother's Day gift in 2006. It was my largest sabal minor. It was fine and healthy until that one day.

Since there are funguses, bugs and bacteria that can attack palms, I was very concerned. I looked for all the signs and symptoms and could find none.

No where did I read anything that said, "Check for rhinoceros beetles". If I had, damage to other palms may have been avoided.
However, because of this, I started watching my other palms like a hawk.

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