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Relocating Coconut Palm Trees - Before and After

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Relocating Coconut Palm Trees - Before and After

Here in the Hawaiian Islands there's a real need for mature landscaping to make your property more attractive.  It's not really tropical looking without coconut palms is it?   

If you don't have time to wait for those beautiful coconut palm trees to grow, why not just plant some big ones?  There's no shortage of coconut palms growing in Haiku Maui, where there's plenty of rain and sunshine for growth, and they just sprout up from the fallen nuts, like weeds!  If you know the right people you can pick out some good specimens, and have them dug up, loaded onto a truck and hauled to your new home.

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These 2 young palm trees were growing in a protected valley in Huelo, Haiku.  That's my hubby on the backhoe carefully digging aroung their root balls.  Coconut trees are pretty easy to relocate because they have a relatively small root ball.  It's a good idea to cut off many of the outer fronds since they just get in the way and end up dying later.  The palms can tolerate a fair amount of rough handling as long as they don't get too dried out.  Dig them, move them and plant them the same day for best results.  The really big ones are much trickier to move as you can imagine.  That takes special equipment and a big budget.  When a new resort goes in, they spare no expense and you will see rows of majestic, tall palms in the landscape.  They can't afford to wait for them to grow, but they can afford to have it now.

moving palm trees on MauiBefore setting the trees in place, be sure to have a well prepared hole, with some nutrients added.  Once the trees are planted, water them thoroughly and soak the roots.  A good watering every day or two for the first couple of weeks will really help them on their way.  It won't be long before they take hold and start reaching for the sky.

It's really satisfying to plant your own coconut trees and watch them grow, and then harvest the nuts!

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Comment balloon 9 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 12 2009 04:59AM

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Interesting information. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for continued success!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 9 years ago

Georgina the end product looks great.  Didn't know there would be quite so much involved though!

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 9 years ago

Wow!  Wish we had those up here, looks beautiful but looks like a lot of work! 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Kathleen

Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) about 9 years ago

Aloha ha ha you're amazing as always! hey wheres da Mana foods blog about pita and garbanzo bean dip 

Jeffy

Posted by Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner (Jeff Griffin LLC ) about 9 years ago

Jeffy!  Give me time - too busy playing around on FB, hehe.  And working of course.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

I'm always amazed at how small the root balls are on most palm and cocount trees and how such mature trees can be transplanted and survive.  Nice pics as always.

Posted by Douglas Fischer (East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos) about 9 years ago

Hi Douglas, thanks for dropping in.  It's true, coconut trees are tough!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

Hi, Thanks for sharing this great information, keep it up good work!!

 

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Posted by Andrew Caxton over 8 years ago

Hi, Thanks for sharing this great information, keep it up good work!!

 

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