Many of us have heard of lethal yellowing, the palm disease that swept through Miami-Dade County in the 1970s, destroying the majority of coconut palms in the area. But a new threat has started to take its toll on our beloved Florida icon, and many homeowners won’t notice the problem until it is too late.
The Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) got its name because it was first discovered in the southern coastal region of Texas. It first made its appearance in Florida in late 2006 in the coastal areas of Central Florida. However, over the last two years it has reared its ugly head in Broward and Palm Beach counties.