Having a palm tree in your backyard is a great way to create a nice ocean-atmosphere at your home. However, the relocation of palm trees can be dangerous. Palm trees are sensitive to shock and stress, especially if they are large, and you should be as careful as possible when you’re relocating large palm trees. If you know what you are doing, this can be fairly easy to manage. This is why we are giving you a quick and easy to follow guide on how to relocate large palm trees. So, without further ado, let’s begin transplanting!
Acclimatize your palm tree
Palm trees are very sensitive to temperature, especially when there is a temperature change. To counter this, you should place your palm tree into the area where it is going to be transplanted. Try to do this at least one week in advance. Also, palm trees are very sensitive to light levels, so make sure to create conditions as similar as possible like they are going to be once you transplant your palm tree. We are sure that your palm is going to be an awesome addition to your above ground swimming pool!
Try not to disturb palm roots when you’re relocating large palm trees
There are many species of palm trees and some of them lose all of their roots when they are transplanted. This is why you should try not to disturb palm roots. There is no need to trim them or do something invasive to them.
Don’t remove that soil!
palm you are going to transplant is already used to the soil. This means that if you want to reduce the stress your palm is going to experience, you should leave as much soil on its roots as possible.
You have to properly transport your palm
If you happen to have a large palm tree that was relocated by a trunk, you should make sure to protect it first. Wrap it with a damp tarp. You should also tie the fonds up and attach two splits to its trunk. Do this to a leaf bundle also. That way you’ll prevent your tree from snapping. Moving heavy stuff is not easy!
Do not fertilize immediately
Many people tend to immediately put fertilizers next to their new plan trees. Do not do this! It will just stress out your palm unnecessarily. Wait at least one week before you apply fertilizers.
Make sure to water it often
You should keep the soil and rootball as moist as possible. You are going to counter transplant shock by applying a lot of water to your new palm. For the first week, palms should be watered every day. After that, you should water your palm tree every second day.