Unique growth on Sylvester date palm.

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  1. Robin B

    Robin B New Member

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    Would someone help me identify this unusual, funny looking growth on my Sylvester palm? Can I have it sawed off without damaging the tree. Although it looks like a good joke I want it gone. Thank you
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good afternoon and welcome to the forum. This is a tree Burl that will not harm your tree. But IMO if you remove it this will leave your tree open to infection.
    But you can have them removed.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    After seeing Daniels posting I fully agree with his theory, so please ignore my thoughts on it being a Burl.
     
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    So you think I could damage my Sylvester if I try to cut if off?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    As per Daniels link page, they say not to cut it off. As we know now it is not a Burl, but I would not cut that off either, as I stated in my reply on my first posting to you.
     

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