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Palm Tree Trimming Wilmington NC

Palm trees are gorgeous, yes we know! They do not require much interest before they do well, does it suggest we should not take care of them? In fact, they are pretty easy to look after, just one “treat” in a year gets them going. Besides trimming, palm trees require little upkeep.

Palm trees are largely suitable with exotic beaches, glamourous landscape yards, and cozy bright climates. However, some varieties are cold hardy which’s why homeowners in cooler regions are privileged to make a house for these exotic trees. Some varieties are likewise grown indoors as houseplants. Palm trees are largely grown for visual purposes and also for palm-derived items.

When it comes to palm trees, gardeners and house owners require to be notified about ‘how as well as when’ to get them trimmed. Different strokes for various folks, it is wrong to assume that regular trimming of palm trees will aid their development as we do other trees. Practically, the lesser they are trimmed, the much better they strive. Do you know that unneeded trimming does even more danger than good to your palm tree? it’s important to acquaint yourself with getting them trimmed without compromising their development and safety.

Before Trimming

Gardeners and also property owners ought to attempt as much as possible to take into consideration the overall health of the palm tree prior to taking into consideration trimming. Unless a palm tree poses a risk to itself, people or residential property, it does not need trimming. You can just get your palm tree trimmed when you observe the following;
● Fruit stalks and flowers that can prevent growth and consume energy unnecessarily.
● Presence of dying or dead leaves on the tree. A dying fonds shifts from green to yellow or white, even brownish in colour and are seen suspending on the tree.
● Damaged fronds are another guideline that a palm tree requires trimming. Trimming must be done before they peel as well as create damage to the palm and also your property.
● Potassium shortage in the palm tree represents preparedness for trimming. However, trimming should not be done instantly but extra potassium ought to be provided to the tree and wait for about a year to get them trimmed.
So, if there are no broken leaves, flowers, fruit stalks and dangling dying or dead leaves, your palm tree has no issue with trimming at all.


It is noteworthy that you wait till spring to trim your palm tree. As a matter of fact, springtime is the proper time to get your palm tree trimmed because even when dead leaves appear to be unattractive, they assist to safeguard the palm from the cold in winter months and heat in summer.

Palm trees do best when left alone, yes they do! When the older fronds had turned brownish, dried, and dead, only then do they require trimming. Palm tree gets food with the help of the green leaves, it is essential to keep them so in order to keep your tree healthy and strong. New leaves progress as they grow each year and the older ones age as well as die. Trimming should, for that reason, be focused on the dead fronds and also not the ones with a trigger of life. Generally, you must consider trimming your palm tree about once in a year, wait a year (or longer) again just before trimming. While you trim, do not over-trim them!

Factors To Consider Before Trimming Palm Trees

If you really need to trim your palm tree in any way, you deserve to understand the why.
● To avoid damage to surrounding residential or commercial property as well as house during a tornado,
● To prevent injury to human beings. Fronds are really big and can cause injury when the dangling ones drop where individuals are,
● To get rid of dying or dead leaves,
● To do away with flowers as well as fruit stalks that could be competing for nutrients as well as energy,
● Renovation of presence as well as safety near sidewalks as well as driveways,
● Dried dead fronds can quickly attract fire. Trimming assists to remove potential fire hazards,
● For visual purposes, especially for a commercial property where landscapes make the impression. Keeping palms trimmed will make sure that they look appealing plus, it’s proof that they are preserved.

How To Trim Palm Trees

You wouldn’t wish to threaten your palm, right? You need to be unconvinced concerning doing it right. While you construct your trimming equipment, ensure that all equipment are sharpened and decontaminated before use. Sanitation of tools prior to use aids to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases. There is a variety of devices made use of for trimming; clippers/pruning shears, hand saw, serrated knife, chain saw, and a host of others. Nonetheless, each of these tools has a distinct function. Furthermore, tree size will certainly identify which tool will be made use of for trimming. For a tall palm tree, it’s a good idea to employ a specialist, no fears, at Avens Tree Service we got you covered.

Do away with dying or dead fronds. Beginning trimming from the bottom of foliage. Dead, dying and broken fronds are basically found there. With care get rid of the dead and broken fronds from a tree trunk. You can as well cut down green fronds just if they hang at an angle below a line that is 90 degrees or parallel. Other than this, on no occasion should green leaves be gotten rid of. Eliminating them robs the tree of nutrients that need to have been utilized for growth. Additionally, the elimination of healthy green fronds can cause the spreading of diseases and in a worst-case circumstance, the death of the palm.

Thoroughly separate loose petioles from the fronds. This is done by taking loose petiole in between your fingers and pull delicately backward. Several of the petioles might be tough to manage no concerns, you can let them be.

If your palm tree is the flowering kind, trim flowers and fruit stalks. Do away with fruit and fruit stalks from the tree trunk. In fact, fruit stalk and flowers should be eliminated as quickly as they are recognizable due to the fact that if they remain for too long on a tree they can bring in pests, suck away nutrition as well as energy and thus pose danger to people around.

Finally, get fruits, flowers or seeds that dropped in course of trimming. Discard trimmed fronds, petioles as well as fruit. See that fruits and seeds that dropped during trimming are properly gathered to make sure that they don’t bring in insects that can damage the tree in the nearby future.

Do you want to get your landscaping going in a pinch? No worries, we are the ideal match for the task. At Avens Tree Service we are devoted to;
– promoting healthy tree development and,
– providing a hundred percent satisfaction
What we do best is producing healthy, strong, and wonderful trees on house owners’ homes. With a friendly price, we want home owners to enjoy a huge selection of clean as well as secure environment, with a gorgeous landscape. Get in touch with us today.

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