Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

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alboymac1983
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Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Post by alboymac1983 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:16 am

Hi Everyone,

Looking for some information about the “waggie” palm, i bought a 8ft and two Cordys for my garden which has recently been landscaped, absolutely delighted with my waggie palm, it’s the centre piece of the garden.

Problem I have is the birds keep trying to steal the fibres on the trunk, can you tell me is this normal and will it harm the palm in any way? Do the fibres grow back? I’ve put a membrane sheet round the trunk to stop them going for it just now but it spoils the look of the palm and would like to take it off. Any ideas?

Thanks everyone.

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Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Post by chainsaw kid » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:33 am

It happens to me most years but more so this year? icon_scratch Don't be a meany let the birds have a bit of nesting material. :lol: icon_thumright
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Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Post by alboymac1983 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:03 pm

Lol, thanks for reply. When you see about 3 magpies attacking your poor palm tree you hit a rage lol.

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Post by chainsaw kid » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:13 pm

Good luck with your restyled garden. I only have t i t s plucking at mine! :lol: Jas.
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Trachycarpus Waggie help!!

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri May 01, 2020 2:07 pm

Plant Arundo donax. I have hyperactive, nest-building starlings who are stripping the leaves off this and leaving waggie well alone. icon_thumright

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Post by Gary the flounder » Fri May 01, 2020 7:05 pm

For anyone who's tried to strip a Trachycarpus trunk, I say the more the birds take, the better!

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Post by chainsaw kid » Sat May 02, 2020 12:48 pm

Mac, I was also going to say some people actually strip their Trachys.
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Post by tracky ted » Mon May 04, 2020 6:39 pm

I have 9 trachys in my garden 4o years old . I have on occasion seen birds pulling at fibers and thought go on help your selfs plenty there for every one. Seen pictures of trachys were owners have stripped the lot off. They like the look of the trunk with notches on similar to Phoenix canariensis. Would help frost protection but not lets think about it being that cold.

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