The City of Panama City is disappointed to announce that the fourheaded Pindo Palm located at the Oaks by the Bay Park is dying and will be removed on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Bartlett Tree Experts conducted a survey of the tree in September 2017. The company reported that the palm which is estimated to be between 80 to 100 years old is in irreversible decline and the City should not expect the tree to be alive three years from the date of the survey.
The City in partnership with Gulf Coast Tree Service and Gulf Coast State College is hoping to create laser etched, memorial plaques from pieces of the tree. The plaque and quantity available will be determined after removal because of the uncertainty of the tree’s condition.
The Leisure Services Department plans to initially create a grassy area in the palm’s place then have discussions with the community to see what members would like to see at the park.
The media and public is invited to the park, 2715 W. 10th Street, at 8:00 a.m. for the removal.