HOW TO UNWRAP YOUR WINDMILL PALM
AND TREAT TREE FOR SPRING
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Here is our new unwrap video
This old way of of unwrapping
How do you know if your tree survived?
The best way of knowing this is by checking for spear pull. Try pulling on the newest spear that is growing out the crown of the tree. If it pulls out when you pull on it, consider the tree dead. if it doesn't pull out, you are in pretty good shape.
To trim or not to trim?
I recommend leaving the brown fronds as long as you can. They might green back up.. But if you decided to trim it off just make sure you cut it off on the green portion of the frond.
How and why do I treat tree with Hydrogen Peroxide?
First the why.
I like to treat the tree with peroxide because I feel it helps the tree fight any fungus growth that might of effected the crown. This fungus and mold cause the inside of the crown to rot which will kill the tree. The number one sign of rot is spear pull.
The biggest cause of fungus and mold is lack of ventilation in the wrapping process. If your tree was wrapped by me it should of been ventilated properly. If you wrapped it yourself I hope you proper venting.
How to treat.
Pour about a half cup of peroxide into the crown (the spot where the newest frond is growing out of)
If you do not hear any fizzle there is no need to pour anymore in. The tree is good condition.
If you do hear a fizzle, wait to the fizzling to stop and then pour in another have a cup.
Repeat this process until when you pour in the peroxide you do not hear any fizzle or until you repeat the process and have poured in a total of three cups. At that point wait a week and try the process again.. The second round of treatment should work.
Why and how to treat tree with unscented Epsom Salt?
Why because it provides the tree with a burst of magnesium which will help the tree green up sooner.
How is simple. Sprinkle a two cups of crushed Epsom salt around the trunk of the tree about 2 ft wide. Then soak it in with a hose so it adsorbs into the grown.
About the first week of April I would like you to apply a good slow release fertilizer.
Once the weather warms up your tree should start flourishing with new growth.