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Re: New Trachy policy :
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 4/15/2017, 3:23 pm, in reply to "New Trachy policy :"
> What do you think ? <
Since you asked...
I think your new strategy is great. For where you are located AND for how old your Trachies are.
You talk of your Trachies putting on 15 new fronds a year. I'm lucky if I get 5 or 6 here. Your Trachies are more in the "tree" stage -- that is, taller than eye high. Mine - I just have one - is about waist high. So, at the size of my Trachy, dead fronds only detract from the look. There's no aesthetic benefit from having a skirt of old fronds that the older, taller specimens might enjoy.
Any palm, when small, doesn't look good with any dead fronds, IMHO.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
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