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Pruning at transplanting

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pruned at transplanting

Many palms are pruning at transplanting to aid in transportation. Severe pruning like that shown above is efficient because it allows more palms to be placed on the flat bed trunk. There is one study on palm pruning at transplanting and it showed that for cabbage palm, removing many fronds at transplanting improved survival, but only if irrigation was applied infrequently after planting. Pruning provided no improvement if palms were irrigated regularly after planting.