Foxtail Palm Trees

Foxtail Palm Root

Val Gamble added on January 7, 2017 | Answered

One of my Foxtails has what looks like some sort of disease in its base. The tree looks healthy, but the root seems to be being eaten.

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Answered on January 8, 2017

Compare the appearance of your tree with these photographs showing the variation in how normal palms can look:

Here is a possible disease palms can get:

If it still looks abnormal, you might want to consult a local extension agent or arborist. Without seeing a photograph, I'm not sure I can help more.

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