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Re-Growing Windmill Roots
Posted by Ken-Charlotte
on 5/17/2020, 6:22 pm
In a really stupid move last July, I used a pry-bar to hammer open some holes In the ground around one of my Windmills, because the baked ground was too hard to drive in the fertilizer spikes that I like to use. So, my intent was to use these holes as sort of a “starter hole” for the spikes. Maybe not such a bad idea if I had driven open these holes parallel to the palm’s roots, but dumbly I used the edge of the pry-bar to make holes perpendicular to the roots. I placed 4 spikes in the ground.
Around November I began noticing that the palm was resembling the leaning Tower of Pisa. Since then, I have used boards to shore up the palm. Given now is root-growing time, is it reasonable to expect that the roots will re-grow, and that by the end of the calendar year or so, I can do without the boards? See photo below. Thanks for any advice!