Friday, July 08, 2011

It Was Just Too Tempting!

As M3 and I were finishing breakfast yesterday the girls headed outside for some fun in the sun before it got too hot.  As I looked outside to check on them I gently asked, ‘Um M3, Is the palm tree supposed to look like that?’  The girls were gently holding one of the frawns which was partially laying on the ground.  Being a palm tree newbie, I just figured palm trees did that.  Umm….nope.  Unfortunately this little frawn that was drooping down over the path proved a little too temping and when it was tugged it broke. IMG_0864

We contemplated cutting it at the break but decided to Google it and see if we could find a way to fix it.  We couldn’t find anything a bout large palm trees but we did find instructions for small, indoor palm trees so decided to use the same recommended solution, just on a larger scale.

We got the ladder from the garage as well as some electrical tape and the surgery began.  My job was to lift the limb with a broom (sorry – still in nightgown)  so that M3 could secure it in place using the electrical tape.IMG_0868

After securing it we gave it a good water and we’ll see what happens when M3 and TubaDad remove the electrical tape in a few weeks.  We’re hoping it survives but if it doesn’t, it sure won’t be for lack of trying!IMG_0869

Before we went inside, M3 gave another branch a little trim to help discourage the same thing from happening.IMG_0870

Here’s hoping for a great recovery!


  1. You look beautiful in your nightie! M3, however, definitely needs to apologize for giving us the finger!

  2. You guys crack me up! I would expect duct tape, but ya know, I actually prefer electrical tape, myself :)

    And yes, M3 - why are you giving us the finger??

  3. I laughed out loud when I saw MS giving us the finger. Or is it the tree she's giving the finger to? In any case, you both deserve kudos for trying to save the limb. ;)

  4. Arborists AND bloggers AND awesome mommies. Is there nothing you can't do?!? Or won't do for a good blog post!?!

    Keep smilin!

  5. I think the frond's chances are good, as it didn't have time to scar/dry out. Good Luck!

  6. Nice job guys! Hope the tree survives. Catherine, you look so elegent posing in your nighty! Hope the good times keep rollin' in CA. Can't wait to see the next installment! So much cuteness!!


  7. Oh man, just dying over the comments, didn't even notice the gesture and had to go back and look at the pics to see what you all were talking about!!! Too funny.


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