Please take a look at this Washingtonia (robusta?) that was planted by a nursery that specializes in palms. The red line indicates the level at which it was planted at soil level. Isn't that too deep? Before planting: http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4425/washingtoniaplanting.jpg After planting (I undug it. The clear part of the trunk and even the first cut-fronds were entirely under soil level): http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6220/palms008.jpg Also the burlap wire and the "plastic rope" were not removed before planting: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2977/palms003.jpg It was planted with the entire clear trunk under ground (before the cut fronds begin). I dug to the roots and they were 13-14 inches deep under ground. The nursery specialist told me this is how they should be planted. Is he correct? Also they told me to water it every day for 30 days and to water it from top down all the way through the "cut fronds" because they hold water better in those "cut fronds". Is this a correct way to water it?