Q.If My Queen Palm Tree Has A Branch That Look Dead Should You Cut It Off
I have been watering my palm everyday but I believe it was short water in the winter months and it has 2 branches that look like they not going to come back. Very whitish brown.I have been told a couple of different things concerning cutting them off or not cutting them off.
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If it is dead, then cutting it off would be a good idea. Generally, though, a single branch dying off would indicate a pathogen. Usually, this is caused by overwatering, rather than underwatering. In the case of underwatering, the plant will show signs of wilt and decay, evenly.
Once you remove the branch, it will be necessary to treat the disease AND the environmental conditions that caused it.
Fungicides will be necessary. This article will help:
Make sure to let your tree dry out down to at least 3 or 4 inches, thoroughly, between watering, but don't let it suffer from a drought.
This article will help you to care for the tree: