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Hurricane Prep Planting
« on: August 23, 2012, 08:47:40 PM »
We figured it was time to plant out a 45 gallon Pantin Mamey as a hurricane prep! It even has a few small fruit on it! Hurricane Schmuricane!




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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 08:59:42 PM »
We figured it was time to plant out a 45 gallon Pantin Mamey as a hurricane prep! It even has a few small fruit on it! Hurricane Schmuricane!





Nice pantin mamey tree!  :)
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 09:17:03 PM »
It should get watered in quite nicely!  :)

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 09:49:01 PM »
Now that's a Pantin Mamey....congrats!
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 10:06:13 PM »
Good looking tree. Gives me some hope that I may actually be able to get mine to fruit in a pot.

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 08:55:56 AM »
Hi PJ,

That Mamey tree looks great 8)

BTW...If I was you, I would put some padding material between the rope and the tree. If you get a storm(Hope not) the rope will not damage the bark ;)

Good luck with the Mamey tree ;)
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 01:08:39 PM »
Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 01:10:19 PM »
Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.

I'm a follower of the do nothing and worry about it later philosophy.

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 03:36:13 PM »
Annual tree pruning helps.

Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 03:39:37 PM »
Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.

I'm a follower of the do nothing and worry about it later philosophy.

Could not see myself doing that to all plants, some of plants are to rare or hard to find replacements for.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 03:52:00 PM »
I'm not worried about my fruit trees --- they are pretty small.  But I have 3 bunches of fruit hanging on the bananas.  The Ae Ae and the Goldfinger are tall so they will be tied up to the fence and the palm trees  -- 4 way support.  The Datil la Lima has an almost mature bunch and will be secured also, even though it fruited at only 6 ft.  The 9 ft Pisang Klotek will flower soon and it's the tallest of them all - where's the rope?  Naner leaves don't like big winds. All potted stuff gets laid down.
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 04:04:10 PM »
I did hear something a couple of days ago about inclement weather threatening a republican convention in NE Florida I thought.Bananas get totally flattened when wind reaches 75mph and leaves are trashed well before then.The bunches still grow and develop on leafless or flat lying stalks (which quickly sunburn).

With pruning trees for storm resistance,short and thick does the trick, but keep it open with just a few thick structural branches.

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 04:35:45 PM »
Nice Mamey.  During a strong storm, will the rope "girdle" the tree?  I removed my weedwacker guards for fear that the hurricane would cause the guards to girdle the trees.
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 05:29:54 PM »
Nice Mamey.  During a strong storm, will the rope "girdle" the tree?  I removed my weedwacker guards for fear that the hurricane would cause the guards to girdle the trees.

Hi Mark,
The rope will definitely damage the bark, due to friction. Girdling usually takes a bit longer to happen.
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 07:10:21 PM »
Slide rope through pieces of cut water hose to stave off friction damage.

Nice Mamey.  During a strong storm, will the rope "girdle" the tree?  I removed my weedwacker guards for fear that the hurricane would cause the guards to girdle the trees.

Hi Mark,
The rope will definitely damage the bark, due to friction. Girdling usually takes a bit longer to happen.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 08:22:03 PM »
We are under a Tropical Storm Watch: 




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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 08:30:57 PM »
Looks like we may get a little wind after all! I do need to slip some protection on those ropes.. Thanks guys/gals!

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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 08:54:55 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 08:58:54 PM »
Patrick - I don't see you doing any work in that picture?  WTH?

Good luck to all you folks in FL
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2012, 09:45:54 AM »
Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.

I am getting ready for some possible rough weather. We could get winds of 50MPH+.  I have moved my delicate potted plants & few orchids to the garage and have secured vulnerable branches on my big trees with nylon strapping.   
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Re: Hurricane Prep Planting
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2012, 05:15:32 PM »
Seriously though...Harry and you guys down there doing anything special to protect things?  Or just hoping for the best?  Good luck to all.

I am getting ready for some possible rough weather. We could get winds of 50MPH+.  I have moved my delicate potted plants & few orchids to the garage and have secured vulnerable branches on my big trees with nylon strapping.

What do you secure the vulnerable branches to? Other branches? Or do you use some kind of staking? Good luck with all!
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