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Q.Royal empress

Zone Port orange fl | Marylattz added on October 9, 2016 | Answered

I live in Florida and just went through hurricane Matthew. I have 4 royal empress trees in my front yard. I absolutely love my trees and the hurricane just destroyed all the limbs. There are literally no limbs left. I don’t know what to do. Will the limbs grow back or should I cut the trees down and start over? The trees were huge, they are about 7 years old and my favorite trees on my property.

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Answered on October 10, 2016

I am not sure how well these trunks can recover- they may grow back in some way, but the tree will probably never look the same.

This tree is known to come back from the roots, so you could cut down the trunks and hope the trees will regrow in this way. With careful pruning they may grow back into beautiful trees. Or you could remove the trees (stump grinding may be necessary) and replant new trees.

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