Philip in Halls head , mandurah Western Australia
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Excavating next to palms
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My question is.
I am putting up a front fence and need to excavat for fence footings right next to my golden palms on boundary line.
I have no doubt the outer roots will be impacted on 1 side of the plants.
Will this be likely to kill the tree, I dont plan to move them or replant, just need to do excavating next to their root system.
Hi Phillip, All should be OK. I would sever the roots with a sharp spade or an axe this Winter to prepare the way.
Make sure that you water the plants every week after the cutting for at least 3 months. Don