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HAVE: have palms to be given away

Posted by michaelzz z6CT (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 11, 10 at 16:07

I am moving and have several Trachycarpus palms tht I am willing to give to the right person that can convince me that they have demonstrated caring for palms in this area before, and can provide winter protection . I have had them in the ground now for 8 years and I protect each winter and they are doing fine .... The person would have to dig them out and properly transport them .. so knowledge of how to do that is also important for me . I also have a 10' tall Queen palm that is in a 7 gallon pot that has been sunk into the ground , and is probably somwhat rooted in as well ,,,, the plants are located in Stamford Conneciticut ,,

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RE: HAVE: have palms to be given away

Hi there,
I live in Northern Mass. This sounds like something I may be into. I rebuilt an old garage into a plant house, and built an addition on to that, also for plants. I would not keep the palms outdoors, but keep them in there. How large are the plants? My plant house is 20 x 25 (not counting the addition) and has a height of about 15 feet at the peak. (I have a 8 foot Norfolk Island Pine in there, with tons of head room to spare.)
I have a Jeep Cherokee that serves the purpose of moving plants pretty well :) Let me know if this is something you'd like to talk about. What's your time frame for this?

RE: HAVE: have palms to be given away

My name is Jazz, I live in Amherst, Massachusetts (down the road from UMass) and I am 16 years old! I have done tons of research online and I have purchased my own palms with what pocket money I get. At first I didn't believe that palms could grow outside in New England, but hey we discover new things everyday! Once I learned about the windmill palms, needle palms, sabal palms, pindo palms; I couldn't stop talking to people about it. At one point my mother asked me if I had OCD over palms! HaHa! I watch everybody's channels on cold hardy palm trees on you tube. I even have one of my own! My profile name is Coconut Kid and I have a handful of videos of my Palm/Tropical collection. Right now I have 5 Virginian trachycarpus fortunei seedlings in nursery pots that I am going to put outside next spring and then protect them in the winter with maybe a burlap coat (maybe mulch or both) and a bucket over them. I also purchased a needle palm from Florida on eBay that I will put outside in the spring. I will probably only but burlap around the trunk of it in the winter. I also currently am waiting for 12 British Colombia, Canadian trachycarpus fortunei seedlings in the mail from Banana Joe from Salt Spring Island. The reason I am working with smaller palms is because I don't have a lot of money to spend on cold hardy palm trees, but I can assure you that I am capable of growing palms in the New England terrain and weather! My you tube channel link is below. Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: Coconut Kid Channel

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