If it’s turning black or white that’s usually in indicator or disease and can be treated by sulfur treatments or neem oil.
Some palms slough off old bark as it ages, which can look serious but just be the tree healing. Try smelling the area. If it smells “off” or like seafood it’s an infection. If it smells sweet or like nothing its more than likely just the tree healing. Jan 28, 1. must move the sprinkler. 2. clear soil around base and add some sand (construction sand) 3.
channel any water away from the tree base trunk 4. fertilize the tree and treenotch.bar of an alternative for after everything fails and you need to redo the landscape bed. My treenotch.bar: Gary Thornton. It is not uncommon to find old specimens of palms of various species with eroded trunks (Figure 8). The cause of this erosion has never been determined, but no disease pathogens have been isolated from tissue that is in the process of falling off.
It spreads from spores released by the conks -- flat, mushroomlike growths -- that sprout from a dying palm's trunk.
Apr 20, Posted March 4, On 3/3/ at AM, Panda said: We live in Houston Texas and have had this queen palm for about 10 years. This year, we have had a few below 0 temp nights. On the trunk of the palm (not the very bottom but about 2 feet up), we noticed that there is an area that is very brittle - almost like a bird pecked on the trunk. Apr 29, When the leaves die, the leaf base becomes part of the tree's trunk, which is what causes the scarred pattern typical that's of palms.
Unlike other types of palms, though, queen palms don't shed their dead leaves efficiently, which can lead to a buildup of dead leaves and leaf stems. Jun 17, A tree with peeling bark doesn’t always indicate a problem.
As a tree grows, the layer of bark thickens and the old, dead bark falls off. It may crumble away slowly so that you hardly notice it, but some types of trees have a more dramatic shedding process that may be alarming until you realize that it is perfectly normal. Jan 07, Carefully peel the bark away from the wood on the lower trunk and trees, to reveal a white fungus growth underneath the bark. Honey-colored mushrooms may also grow around the base of the tree.
There is no cure for this disease. Remove and. Unfortunately, there often are no visible indications that a palm has Thielaviopsis trunk rot until either the trunk collapses on itself (Figs. ) or the canopy suddenly falls off the trunk.
The canopy may appear relatively normal and healthy, as does the trunk externally.