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Old November 6th, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Default Weevil larvaes cause holes in some palm trees

Red palm weevil found in Orange County - ANR News Blog - ANR Blogs
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Old November 10th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Default did you just say weevil...

Thats such an interesting word to say... weevil! Why cant we get more weevil inside a weevil and then we can all be weevils...lol. Yes but whatever Jgaunther said seems right and it was from this page below.

Palm tree growers, government officials and UC scientists are moving quickly to prevent the spread of red palm weevil, which made its first U.S. appearance a month ago in Laguna Beach, according to an article in the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The pest has caused enormous damage to palm trees in other parts of the world. Its larvae excavate large holes in the trunks of many types of palms - including coconut, date and oil palms, canary, queen and fan palms - killing a mature tree in about a year.

"This is central to our livelihood," the story quoted Albert Keck, chair of the California Date Commission and a third-generation date farmer.

Press-Enterprise reporter Mark Muckenfuss noted in the story that concern about the palm tree pest goes well beyond farmers' pocketbooks. Palm trees add a distinctive character to local landscapes.

"Palms are iconic to California," Keck was quoted.

Originally from Southeast Asia, the red palm weevil has spread to Africa and Europe, reaching the Mediterranean in the 1980s. It was first recorded in Spain in 1994.

UC Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle said the weevil was probably brought into the United States as eggs, larvae or pupae hidden inside imported palms.

"These can travel great distances because they live with their food supply," Hoddle said.

A UC Riverside news release said scientists, growers and regulators will gather at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at UC Riverside to discuss a collaborative effort to manage red palm weevil and a campaign to alert and educate Southern California homeowners about the threat.

Detailed information about red palm weevil is on the UC Center for Invasive Species Research website.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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I have a 15' tall royal palm that a red-bellied wood pecker has burrowed into. the hole is about 2" in diameter and goes almost all the way thru the trunk. It is a fresh hole (the shavings around the hole are still moist and green). what are the chances of this palm surviving? the actual diameter of the trunk is about 6".
I was wondering the same thing. I have a woodpecker hole in mine also. Should I cover it up and will it live.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 05:25 PM
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No hard feelings, it's the same thing this way..Easier said than done!!
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Woodpeckers tear up our young oaks around here so I can only imagine what it would do to a a palm tree. I like the pattern that goes around the wood too they are all lined up as if they had measuring tape and knew what they were doing. Easier said then done, whenever I pull out a measuring tape, something either goes really bad or gets worse... lol
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