Transplanting Palms in the Landscape
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Meerow, Alan W., and Timothy K. Broschat. 2009. “Transplanting Palms in the Landscape: CIR1047/EP001, 6/2009”. EDIS 2009 (5). Gainesville, FL.


Revised! Circular 1047, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Timothy K. Broschat, discusses the various factors that contribute to palm transplant survival rate. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, June 2009.

CIR1047/EP001: Transplanting Palms in the Landscape (
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