Christmas Palm Plants
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Does it harm a christmas palm to trim the seed pods as the appear.

Zone Melbourne fl 32934 | Anonymous added on August 15, 2018 | Answered

I like to remove the seed pods when the appear. I was told this may harm the tree. I was also told the trimming seed pods is good for the tree. I need a real educated answer. Thank you, James Cameron

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drtreelove
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Answered on August 16, 2018

I don't believe that removing the seed pods is significantly good or bad for the health of the palm. Removing them is mostly an issue of aesthetics and nuisance reduction.
Cut the seed stalks close to the trunk, but don't cut into the trunk tissue.

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