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Q.All Of A Sudden In A Matter Of A Few Days My Palm Tree’s Roots Began To Grow Upwards?

Zone North Miami, FL 33181 | Anonymous added on October 12, 2022 | Answered

What is the cause of this and does this pose a danger to it potentially falling? This coconut palm tree is about 30 feet high. I noticed this about 3 months ago and now almost all the roots are lifted up like spider legs breaking through the mulch.

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Answered on October 26, 2022

This is normal for palms. The roots grow from stem tissue rather than from larger roots. You may need to enlarge the ring around your tree. Here is more:


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