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Q.silk floss tree after hurricane damage

Zone Miami Beach | saragardener added on September 13, 2017 | Answered

My very large, mature silk floss tree is tipped but not down from hurricane winds in Miami Beach. The top branches are blocking the entrance to my second floor deck and will have to be removed. I will be there in 5 days. How many feet of trunk should I leave, and can I push it back upright and support it with a piece of wood?

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Answered on September 13, 2017

It is best to only take off what you need. Leave as much as you possibly can to ensure its survival. You can definitely prop the tree back up with something whether it be a board, or tie it up with soft rope. I believe this tree will survive if given the proper care.

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