At Gregory Palm Farms, all of our Phoenix Dactylifera and Phoneix Canariensis trees are installed with a french drain to allow for proper watering and draining. However, these drains need to be monitored to make sure that the trees aren't being over-watered and the roots left in standing water as was the case with this tree. It might seem like a lot of work. It's NOT! The landscape maintenance crew are there anyway, they should spot check. It takes less than a minute.
Proper installation with a french drain, watering schedule and appropriate feeding along with monitoring the drainage will insure a healthy growing tree. These trees are very expensive to replace, so proper care and maintenance is critical to keep the trees healthy.
Root ball of an over-watered tree - water didn't drain! So, now it is really stinky with putrid water.
Standing water in the root area caused this tree to die - make sure the air pipes are installed and are checked for drainage! That's why we put them in!!!
If you are planning to install multiple palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.
One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or office or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.
Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 458-3720 to schedule an appointment today!
You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com