​Many members will have seen the devastating effect of palm trees dying as a result of a palm beetle infestation. The beetle (actually a weevil), Rhincophorus ferruugineus, lays its eggs in the crown of the palm and the resultant grubs munch their way into the heart of the tree causing leaves to droop and die off one by one. Preventative measures are currently the best way to try to ensure that your palms, especially Phoenix canariensis, which are particularly susceptible, do not succumb to this dreaded insect. View our ‘The Red Palm Weevil‘ page for more information and advice.