Sago Palm Trees
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Trimming Sago Palms After Winter

Anonymous added on March 27, 2011 | Answered

We have many sago palms all around the pool that were cold damaged this winter and are now yellow/brown in color. Some limbs have green on them, but are mostly brown.  The stems through those leaves are, in some cases, still green. How do we trim them without hurting the palm itself?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 28, 2011

You will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds or parts of fronds this spring but only those as they will not come back. Do not remove green parts of fronds. These articles will help you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

It is hard to say how well they will grow back. Sago palms do not deal well with lost fronds, but they have been known to recover fine.

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