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Are queen palm invasive?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by ned946, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. ned946

    ned946 New Member

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    My HOA wants me to move newly planted queens anther foot away from a cinder block wall (from 2 to 3 feet)....this is for all p lants.
    From my limited knowledge, queens have non invasive roots and shouldn[t pose a problem at 2'
    So, what's the skinny?
    Any supporting doc links would be helpfult to make my case.

    THank you! (from HOA hell):bang:
     
  2. Dixie1

    Dixie1 ArboristSite Operative

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    planting just 3 feet away from a wall is still pretty close sounding to me. do you know how big this tree can get? over 50 feet tall. it is a fast growing tree. i would say move it if it is only 2 feet from a wall. this will prevent future problems. move it while it is still small and manageable
     
  3. Ekka

    Ekka Diploma Horticulture + Diploma Arboriculture (Leve

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    Around 2 mins and 10mb WMV

    Although these are Golden Cane palms ... Queen do the same.

    3' minimum to the wall providing the other side is free from obstruction (no pools, fences, paths etc. Also, dig the soil away from the wall and lay thick damp course so the fine roots dont work the bricks.

    http://www.palmtreeservices.com.au/video/palmroots.wmv
     
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    Newt* ArboristSite Member

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  5. Ekka

    Ekka Diploma Horticulture + Diploma Arboriculture (Leve

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    Very good links.

    And both confer it's a messy bugger that you'll get sick of cleaning as they don't drop the crap easily. You'll go from a pole saw, to ladder and from a ladder to either a cherry picker or hospital. :greenchainsaw:

    They're weeds here and I kill them by the thousands, yes they propagate from seed.

    There's many better choices of palms out there.

    See my avatar, that's you palms future! lol
     
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler AboristSite Guru

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    agreed, they're messy

    And, you need to consider anything that close to a building to be a probable vector for bugs and other small critters getting into or onto the building.
     

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