Baby trees found in four-headed palm

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's been a year since the iconic four-headed palm was removed from Oaks by the Bay Park, and we have an update on how the four baby palm trees that were found in and around the tree are doing.

Groot and Baby Groot, two of four palms found growing inside St. Andrews' iconic four-headed palm tree. (WJHG/WECP)

Unfortunately, only two of the palms have survived until now, but the good news is that the two remaining trees are healthy and are being cared for by a UF IFAS employee, Julie McConnell.

While the trees are still too young to identify for certain, McConnell does not believe they are the same species as the four-headed pindo palm.

"Looking at them right now, we're really suspecting that they're sabal palms or the cabbage palm," said McConnell, "which is the state tree of Florida, so we're kind of hoping that's what they turn out to be."

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