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From: Allison Lotz
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Katy, TX
Is there any way to prune a sago palm? We have two planted between the road and the sidewalk and they are starting to hang into the driveway and road. They are huge and we do not want to move them.

 
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From: Douglas B. Gucker
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
DeWitt/Macon/Piatt Unit
dgucker@illinois.edu
Hi, Allison:

First, I live and work up in central Illinois, so I am no expert on this subject. However, an article from the University of Arizona mentions pruning palms and states the following points- 1. If possible only remove the brown or yellowing fronds. 2. If you need to remove green fronds, using a clock face for reference, never remove fronds between 10 and 2 o'clock. source- http://ag.arizona.edu/gardening/news/azdailystar/palm_care.html

Clemson University in South Carolina also talks about pruning sago palms. They caution that if you prune green fronds, never cut into the trunk and never tear off fronds. source- http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/hgic1019.htm

I hope this helps you-

 
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