If you have palms, they probably still do not look that good. We get asked everyday the same question, “Are my palms dead?” Here is how to check.
First, if the palm has new growth coming from the top of it, then it is alive.
Second, if there is no new growth, but the fronds have some green, then it is probably still alive. The palm may need some fertilizer though.
Third, if there is no growth and no green on the fronds. Check the palm heart (the thing at the top where the new growth come from). If it is a warm color and looks healthy, your palm is probably still alive.
Fourth, if there is no new growth, no green on the remaining fronds, and the palm heart seems to be lacking color, you may have a reason for concern. If the trunk is grayer than normal this is also a cause for concern. Have our arborist check it out to be certain, but you probably have a dead palm.