Bismarck Palm
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30’ tall Bismarckia has a hole in the trunk 10’ high, Found it under cutting old frond off.

Zone Port Saint Lucie Florida 34953 | sharonupton60 added on May 11, 2019 | Answered

The hole was bigger than a golf ball & had water in it. Do those red Blossom shoots leave a hole in the tree trunk. I just started last summer getting those red shoots with a little white flowers

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 13, 2019

The drainage and darkening around the hole is concerning.
This could be caused by an animal; bird or my concern is a disease issue or possible palmetto weevils.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/st/st10100.pdf
You may want to have your Palm checked by a qualified Palm Arborist.

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