Coconut Palm Trees

Can I Bury Part of the Trunk of a Coconut Palm Without Damaging It

paul.r added on April 3, 2013 | Answered

I wish to extend a retaining wall that would extend past a number of coconut palms, which I would not like to remove. Can I just cover the bottom 900mm of the trunk without affecting the palms?

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Answered on April 4, 2013

This link is to a forum on Do It Yoourself and raising soil level on trees:

Here is more information:

I have been taught that 4-6 inches is tolerable for the tree, but no more than 6".

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