Sago Palm Arizona Pruning
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Sago Palm Arizona Pruning

Sago Palm Arizona Pruning

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Sago palms (Cycas revoluta) are a striking sub-topical tree that is frequently used as a container and landscape plant in the United States. They are slow-growing trees with an odd, ornamental trunk that are more like a cycad than a real palm. When utilized in landscaping, they can improve the appearance of your property by adding curb appeal or backyard beauty. Although the Sago palm thrives in a range of situations, it must be pruned with care. The cutting back of fronds is an important element of Sago palm care. Pruning allows you to eradicate bug infestations, clear up trash within the plant, and make the palm a more appealing component of your home or landscape.

Frost Damage Pruning

Sago palms can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Some of the fronds may die from frost exposure if the temperature drops below 15 degrees. When the threat of frost has gone, any frost-damaged leaves should be removed to protect the tree from losing nutrients.

Pruning is done once a year

Annually prune mature Sago palms to remove yellow-tipped, aged leaves. When your Sago palm is not generating new leaves, the optimum time to prune it is in the autumn. When the plant is actively growing, it does not like to be disturbed. Wear sturdy garden gloves and long sleeves to protect your hands from the spines on the fronds during pruning. Clip the lowest fronds as near to the trunk as possible with the clippers. Clear fronds can extend 6 inches to 2 feet up the trunk, depending on the size of your palm. To keep your palm tree from becoming plagued by insects, remove all yellow and brown fronds. Remove extra fronds during the trimming procedure to expose the trunk of your Sago palm for ornamental purposes.

Getting Rid of Flower Cones

Some gardeners prefer to remove the flower cones that grow in the heart of sago palms because they are ugly. Furthermore, the seeds that grow from the flower cone are deadly poisonous to both humans and animals, making it even more important to remove them, especially if you have young children or dogs that will be near the plants. If your Sago palm is in a safe location, it’s ideal to let the seed pod mature and fall off on its own, protecting the plant’s growing point in the center from damage; but you can remove the seeds and flower cone at any time without risking the plant’s growth or health.

Clear the area

Remove all debris and leaf litter from around the trunk of your Sago palm after trimming the leaves. This allows more air to reach the tree’s trunk and lower portion, which helps to maintain it healthy. The male plant can be allergic, which is why long sleeves are required when pruning, and all parts of the plant are hazardous. Dispose of debris with extreme caution. If you put plant matter in your yard waste or take it to the dump, make sure the people in charge are aware of its toxicity.

TREE CARE IN ARIZONA

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

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Tree Removal Costs 2021

TREE REMOVAL COSTS 2021

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The average tree removal cost is about $825. The cost to remove a tree ranged from $150 to $1500 for the US in 2021 according to multiple sources such as TreeRemoval and others. Other types of tree services will be extra. HomeGuide states a similar price range with a national average of $715 for tree removal with average prices ranging from $100 to $1800. Read on to learn more.

AVERAGE COST OF TREE REMOVAL

The average cost of tree removal is about $825 with average prices ranging from $150 to $1500 for the US in 2021 according to multiple sources.

Average tree removal cost: $150 -$1500
Average stump removal cost: $60-$350
Average stump grinding cost: $75-$1000
Small Tree Removal Up to 25 feet: $150-$500
Medium Tree Removal 25 feet to 75 feet: $200-$1000
Large Tree Removal 75 feet or higher: $1500+
Fallen Tree Removal Cost: $75-$150
Oak Tree Removal Cost: $200-$1000
Pine Tree Removal Cost: $200-$1500
Tree Branch Removal Cost: $200-$300

LARGE TREE REMOVAL COST: $1500

On average, large tree removal costs about $1,500, with average prices ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 according to HomeAdvisor. There isn’t a realistic way for a person to remove large trees from their property. You don’t want to do this on your own. One thing to be aware of is that its expensive. The overall cost is based on various factors. If the workers have to climb high and rope down a lot of pieces before felling the tree, the bill will be high. You may end up paying more than $1500 for that service. Some companies may throw in extra services for free, but many companies won’t.

MEDIUM TREE REMOVAL COST: $630

On average, the cost of medium tree removal is $630. Trees Between 25 and 75 ft tall – Trees that are between 25 feet tall and 75 feet tall cost between $210 and $1,050 depending on the location and type of tree.

SMALL TREE REMOVAL COST: $327.50

On average, the cost of small tree removal is $327.50. Trees Under 25 ft tall – A tree that is under 25 ft tall will cost between $145 and $510 depending on the location and type of tree.

FALLEN TREE REMOVAL COST: $75-$150

The cost to remove a fallen tree is about $150, with average prices ranging between $75-$225. If a tree falls on your property, you may want to clear it away as soon as possible. Although it isn’t as risky as removing a healthy tree, it still has a lot of equipment needs and can cause injuries if not careful. The total price will depend on if you have it hauled away or just chipped/cut up.

OAK TREE REMOVAL COST: $200-$1000

Oak is a very strong and tough wood. Tree removal for oak is often charged a premium to remove it. They are also quite tall. The average height for a healthy oak tree is 60 feet. On average, oak tree removal costs about $600, with prices ranging from $200 to $1,000 according to HomeAdvisor. Because it is a solid thick wood, the total price is going to be towards the higher end. Ensure that you have a good reason to have it removed before spending a lot of money.

PINE TREE REMOVAL COST: $200-$1500

There are various types of pine out there, but the average height for a pine tree is between 40-60 feet. Some varieties may hit 80 feet tall. The total amount you will spend is based on how large the tree is. You may end up paying $200 to remove a smaller pine tree and more than $1500 for a larger, taller pine. The average pine tree removal cost is around $850. This is why it is important to get several removal quotes.

TREE BRANCH REMOVAL COST: $200-$300

If you only have to remove a few branches because they are interfering with a power line, call your local utility company. They should fix the issue for free. If you need the branches removed for other reasons, you need to have a tree service remove them. If the branches are small you can do it yourself. If you need to hire a professional, you can be charged an hourly rate. Many companies will charge between around $250 for tree branch removal with costs ranging from $200-$300. If you have a lot of branches to be cut, it could get expensive.

TREE STUMP REMOVAL & GRINDING COSTS: $60-$350

The average stump removal cost is about $205. Stump removal costs range from $60-$350 per stump. On average stump grinding costs range from $75-$1000 according to TreeRemoval.com. Removing stump costs are different based on various things. The cost to remove stumps will depend on if you can do it yourself or hire a professional, as well as other factors. Learning about the costs that are associated with removing the stump, can help you to avoid unwanted surprises. Learn more about Stump Removal & Grinding Costs.

PALM TREE REMOVAL COST $200-$500

The average cost of palm tree removal is $350. Palm tree removal costs ranged from $200 to $500 in the US for 2021. However, palm tree removal prices can go as low as $150 or as high as $1,500 depending on several cost factors including size, location, and more according to Phoenix Trim a Tree. Learn more about palm tree removal costs.

HOW MUCH DOES TREE REMOVAL COST IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA?

On average the cost of tree removal in Phoenix is about $429; with costs ranging from $150 to $900 in 2021 according to TreeRemoval.com. This estimate includes the cost for neighboring cities such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Surprise, Sun City, Mesa, and other areas in the Maricopa County area.

TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL SERVICES PHOENIX

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree offers tree removal and trimming services in Phoenix, Arizona as well as Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe or Chandler, contact us today!

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Palm Tree Removal Costs 2021

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The average cost of palm tree removal is $825. Palm tree removal costs ranged from $150 to $1,500 in the US for 2021.

PALM TREE REMOVAL COSTS

Palm tree removal costs are dependent on many different factors but the most important indicator of the price you will pay is the height of the tree! As when it comes to trimming a tree, the height of the tree has a large impact on the amount you will pay:

  • The average palm tree removal service for up to a 30 feet tall tree is $215. Palm tree removal service for up to a 30 feet tall tree ranged from $108 to $322 in 2022.
  • The average palm tree removal service for a 30-60 feet tall tree is $429. Palm tree removal service for up to a 30-60 feet tall tree ranged from $179 to $679 in 2022.
  • The average palm tree removal service for a 60-80 feet tall tree is $536. Palm tree removal service for up to a 60-80 feet tall tree ranged from $286 to $786 in 2022.
  • The average palm tree removal service for an 80-100 feet tall tree is $928. Palm tree removal service for up to an 80-100 feet tall tree ranged from $786 to $1170 or more in 2022.

These prices usually include the cutting of the palm tree down into a short stump. In some cases, they may also include the cutting up of the trunk into smaller sections, though you may have to pay extra for that.

Consider that some additional items can add to the total cost of your palm tree removal including the following.

HAUL AWAY TRUNK – You could pay up to $250 more to have the trunk sections hauled away as well.

MILEAGE – There is usually a charge for travel and mileage when palm tree removal services have to come from outside of the immediate area.

ROPE DOWN THE PALM TREE – It will add significantly to the bill If the palm tree grows dangerously close to a building or other obstacle, it will need to be roped down in sections.

STUMP REMOVAL – You can expect to pay an additional $74 to $215 If you’d like the stump to be ground away.

Trying to remove or even cutting down a palm tree is dangerous for yourself and others and that is why despite the seemingly high costs, it really is worth it to have this job done by a professional arborist or contractor. Even trimming a palm tree can be dangerous and runs the rick of the tree suffering and maybe dying due to incorrect trimming techniques.

COST TO REMOVE PALM TREES BY SIZE

Below are the average costs you can expect to pay for palm tree removal by various sizes. Please note the last figure would apply if there are special circumstances that make the removal less simple, such as a lack of space.

  • The average small palm (15 feet) removal cost is $125. The average small palm (15 feet) removal cost ranged from $108 to $142 in 2021. Special circumstances up to $215.
  • The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost is $215. The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost ranged from $179 to $250 in 2021. Special circumstances up to $322.
  • The average large palm (24-36 feet) removal cost is $393. The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost ranged from $356 to $428 in 2021. Special circumstances up in excess of $430.

PALM REMOVAL COST FACTORS

SIZE OF THE PALM – It is not only the height but the girth of the palm tree to be removed that has an impact on the total cost. The larger the trunk, the more expensive it becomes to remove.

ACCESSIBILITY AND LOCATION – Access to the tree is a major factor when determining the removal cost. This takes more manpower to remove the tree, especially if the tree is in the back and you have no vehicle access to the rear of the property. Conversely, a tree with a lot of space around it should be cheaper.

NUMBER OF TREES – You can get additional value if you have a number of trees to remove. Contact us today for further details!

STUMP REMOVAL – Palm stumps are quite soft so it usually will not cost more than about $50 for stump removal. Larger stumps (more than 15 inches) may cost more.

PALM TREE REMOVAL IN PHOENIX

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

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Palm Tree Removal Costs 2020

HOW MUCH DOES PALM TREE REMOVAL COST?

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The average cost of palm tree removal is $825. Palm tree removal costs ranged from $150 to $1,500 in the US for 2020.

PALM TREE REMOVAL COSTS

Palm tree removal costs are dependent on many different factors but the most important indicator of the price you will pay is the height of the tree! As when it comes to trimming a tree, the height of the tree has a large impact on the amount you will pay:

  • The average palm tree removal service for up to a 30 feet tall tree is $215. Palm tree removal service for up to a 30 feet tall tree ranged from $108 to $322 in 2020.
  • The average palm tree removal service for a 30-60 feet tall tree is $429. Palm tree removal service for up to a 30-60 feet tall tree ranged from $179 to $679 in 2020.
  • The average palm tree removal service for a 60-80 feet tall tree is $536. Palm tree removal service for up to a 60-80 feet tall tree ranged from $286 to $786 in 2020.
  • The average palm tree removal service for an 80-100 feet tall tree is $928. Palm tree removal service for up to an 80-100 feet tall tree ranged from $786 to $1170 or more in 2020.

These prices usually include the cutting of the palm tree down into a short stump. In some cases, they may also include the cutting up of the trunk into smaller sections, though you may have to pay extra for that.

Consider that some additional items can add to the total cost of your palm tree removal including the following.

HAUL AWAY TRUNK – You could pay up to $250 more to have the trunk sections hauled away as well.

MILEAGE – There is usually a charge for travel and mileage when palm tree removal services have to come from outside of the immediate area.

ROPE DOWN THE PALM TREE – It will add significantly to the bill If the palm tree grows dangerously close to a building or other obstacle, it will need to be roped down in sections.

STUMP REMOVAL – You can expect to pay an additional $74 to $215 If you’d like the stump to be ground away.

Trying to remove or even cutting down a palm tree is dangerous for yourself and others and that is why despite the seemingly high costs, it really is worth it to have this job done by a professional arborist or contractor. Even trimming a palm tree can be dangerous and runs the rick of the tree suffering and maybe dying due to incorrect trimming techniques.

COST TO REMOVE PALM TREES BY SIZE

Below are the average costs you can expect to pay for palm tree removal by various sizes. Please note the last figure would apply if there are special circumstances that make the removal less simple, such as a lack of space.

  • The average small palm (15 feet) removal cost is $125. The average small palm (15 feet) removal cost ranged from $108 to $142 in 2018-2019. Special circumstances up to $215.
  • The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost is $215. The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost ranged from $179 to $250 in 2018-2019. Special circumstances up to $322.
  • The average large palm (24-36 feet) removal cost is $393. The average medium palm (15-24 feet) removal cost ranged from $356 to $428 in 2018-2019. Special circumstances up in excess of $430.

PALM REMOVAL COST FACTORS

SIZE OF THE PALM – It is not only the height but the girth of the palm tree to be removed that has an impact on the total cost. The larger the trunk, the more expensive it becomes to remove.

ACCESSIBILITY AND LOCATION – Access to the tree is a major factor when determining the removal cost. This takes more manpower to remove the tree, especially if the tree is in the back and you have no vehicle access to the rear of the property. Conversely, a tree with a lot of space around it should be cheaper.

NUMBER OF TREES – You can get additional value if you have a number of trees to remove. Contact us today for further details!

STUMP REMOVAL – Palm stumps are quite soft so it usually will not cost more than about $50 for stump removal. Larger stumps (more than 15 inches) may cost more.

PALM TREE REMOVAL IN PHOENIX

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

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Lighting Palm Trees For Christmas 2020

WRAPPING PALM TREES WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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Phoenix is known for a lot of things and palm trees is one of them. If you’re interested in how to install Christmas lights for palm trees, keep reading. If you and your family would love to have that wonderful winter wonderland look in your landscape, wrapping your outdoor trees in lights is the way to go. With some planning and a few measurements it can be easy and fun to get the spirit of the holidays.

TOOLS & SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED INCLUDE
TWO LADDERS, TWIST TIES, OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORD, LIGHT DUTY STAPLE GUN, MULTIPLE STRINGS LIGHTS AND A HELPER.

WRAPPING PALM TREES

 Make sure you have everything you need before you get started so you don’t have to pause and run to the store. Leaving ladders or tools out while you are gone creates safety hazards and taking everything back in is a hassle.

CHOICE OF LIGHTS

One of the first things to think of is having brown cords for the light strands. They help hide the wires and make the lights more noticeable. Using LED lights cuts down on power consumption and glow without heat. They are safe and energy efficient option. If you want to add some pop you can choose to have a different color of lights at the top and in the fronds of your palm. Read the packaging as you select lights and make sure they are rated for outdoor use. Depending on the width of the trunk and height of the tree you will need more strands. You will also want to buy more if you want a tight coil of lights and a brighter look.

WRAPPING

Make coiled balls of the light strands to make them easy to handle. You will be able to let them unwind as you go around the tree. Wrap the lights starting at the base of your palm and wind your way up the tree. If the strands of lights are slipping use the light duty staple gun to secure them in place. Make sure you are straddling the wire and not shooting through it with your staple gun. This can be a fire hazard, so take care when using your staple gun. For higher areas break out the ladders and have a friend help you continue to wind the lights up the tree. You can hand the ball of lights back and forth.

LIGHTING FRONDS

Once you get all of the lights onto the trunk you need to decide if you are going to decorate the fronds, or leaves at the top. Decorating the fronds can be a little tricky but it can really set your landscape apart. If you decided to do this you can run a look of lights down a frond and secure it in place with your twist ties. Choose to light the fronds that are closest to you for safety. Once night falls the higher fronds won’t be visible.

SAFETY FIRST

The safety of you and your tree are paramount. No one enjoys the holidays when they have fallen from a ladder, got shocked from a wire, or if the tree gets sick from too many punctures. Follow these tips to help make the most of the holiday season.

  • Don’t over staple the strands of lights. Sometimes you won’t need any staples, but if the strands are slipping try to use as few staples as possible. Trees are living things and can be hurt by going too crazy with the staple gun.
  • Use outdoor light strands and outdoor extension cords. Electricity is a useful but dangerous power source and needs to be respected. Use the right strands and cords and make sure when you do have to staple a strand down to your palm that you are not piercing the insulation on the wires.
  • Never try to hand light strands that are plugged in. Not only does it make some types of lights hot to handle but it can lead to a serious shock. This is especially true during stapling of strands.

RESIDENTIAL TREE TRIMMING

If you find some damage or possible signs that your tree might be sick or dying while hanging your lights, give the experts a call. Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is your go to source for diagnosing what is wrong with trees, coming up with plans to save them, or helping remove trees that are beyond saving. You can trust the ISA Certified Arborists we send to look at your trees and help you with your landscape. When you’re wrapping palm trees or other trees in your landscape in lights it sets them as centerpieces in your landscape. Make sure they are up to the job with tree trimming services from Phoenix Trim-A-Tree.

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Tree Removal Costs 2020

TREE REMOVAL COSTS 2020

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The average tree removal cost is about $825. The cost to remove a tree ranged from $150 to $1500 for the US in 2020 according to multiple sources such as TreeRemoval and others. Other types of tree services will be extra. HomeGuide states a similar price range with a national average of $715 for tree removal with average prices ranging from $100 to $1800. Read on to learn more.

AVERAGE COST OF TREE REMOVAL

The average cost of tree removal is about $825 with average prices ranging from $150 to $1500 for the US in 2020 according to multiple sources.

Average tree removal cost: $150 -$1500
Average stump removal cost: $60-$350
Average stump grinding cost: $75-$1000
Small Tree Removal Up to 25 feet: $150-$500
Medium Tree Removal 25 feet to 75 feet: $200-$1000
Large Tree Removal 75 feet or higher: $1500+
Fallen Tree Removal Cost: $75-$150
Oak Tree Removal Cost: $200-$1000
Pine Tree Removal Cost: $200-$1500
Tree Branch Removal Cost: $200-$300

LARGE TREE REMOVAL COST: $1500

On average, large tree removal costs about $1,500, with average prices ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 according to HomeAdvisor. There isn’t a realistic way for a person to remove large trees from their property. You don’t want to do this on your own. One thing to be aware of is that its expensive. The overall cost is based on various factors. If the workers have to climb high and rope down a lot of pieces before felling the tree, the bill will be high. You may end up paying more than $1500 for that service. Some companies may throw in extra services for free, but many companies won’t.

MEDIUM TREE REMOVAL COST: $630

On average, the cost of medium tree removal is $630. Trees Between 25 and 75 ft tall – Trees that are between 25 feet tall and 75 feet tall cost between $210 and $1,050 depending on the location and type of tree.

SMALL TREE REMOVAL COST: $327.50

On average, the cost of small tree removal is $327.50. Trees Under 25 ft tall – A tree that is under 25 ft tall will cost between $145 and $510 depending on the location and type of tree.

FALLEN TREE REMOVAL COST: $75-$150

The cost to remove a fallen tree is about $150, with average prices ranging between $75-$225. If a tree falls on your property, you may want to clear it away as soon as possible. Although it isn’t as risky as removing a healthy tree, it still has a lot of equipment needs and can cause injuries if not careful. The total price will depend on if you have it hauled away or just chipped/cut up.

OAK TREE REMOVAL COST: $200-$1000

Oak is a very strong and tough wood. Tree removal for oak is often charged a premium to remove it. They are also quite tall. The average height for a healthy oak tree is 60 feet. On average, oak tree removal costs about $600, with prices ranging from $200 to $1,000 according to HomeAdvisor. Because it is a solid thick wood, the total price is going to be towards the higher end. Ensure that you have a good reason to have it removed before spending a lot of money.

PINE TREE REMOVAL COST: $200-$1500

There are various types of pine out there, but the average height for a pine tree is between 40-60 feet. Some varieties may hit 80 feet tall. The total amount you will spend is based on how large the tree is. You may end up paying $200 to remove a smaller pine tree and more than $1500 for a larger, taller pine. The average pine tree removal cost is around $850. This is why it is important to get several removal quotes.

TREE BRANCH REMOVAL COST: $200-$300

If you only have to remove a few branches because they are interfering with a power line, call your local utility company. They should fix the issue for free. If you need the branches removed for other reasons, you need to have a tree service remove them. If the branches are small you can do it yourself. If you need to hire a professional, you can be charged an hourly rate. Many companies will charge between around $250 for tree branch removal with costs ranging from $200-$300. If you have a lot of branches to be cut, it could get expensive.

TREE STUMP REMOVAL & GRINDING COSTS: $60-$350

The average stump removal cost is about $205. Stump removal costs range from $60-$350 per stump. On average stump grinding costs range from $75-$1000 according to TreeRemoval.com. Removing stump costs are different based on various things. The cost to remove stumps will depend on if you can do it yourself or hire a professional, as well as other factors. Learning about the costs that are associated with removing the stump, can help you to avoid unwanted surprises. Learn more about Stump Removal & Grinding Costs.

PALM TREE REMOVAL COST $200-$500

The average cost of palm tree removal is $350. Palm tree removal costs ranged from $200 to $500 in the US for 2020. However, palm tree removal prices can go as low as $150 or as high as $1,500 depending on several cost factors including size, location, and more according to Phoenix Trim a Tree. Learn more about palm tree removal costs.

HOW MUCH DOES TREE REMOVAL COST IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA?

On average the cost of tree removal in Phoenix is about $429; with costs ranging from $150 to $900 in 2020 according to TreeRemoval.com. This estimate includes the cost for neighboring cities such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Surprise, Sun City, Mesa, and other areas in the Maricopa County area.

TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL SERVICES PHOENIX

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree offers tree removal and trimming services in Phoenix, Arizona as well as Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe or Chandler, contact us today!

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Has My Palm Tree Died?

HAS MY PALM TREE DIED?

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Palm trees belong to the evergreen family of trees, which means any sighting of brown fronds can be problematic. The most likely cause of discoloration and deterioration is an infestation of bugs. If you’ve ever asked yourself “is my palm tree dead” these details could help save your beloved plant.

SIGNS OF DEATH

At times it can be quite difficult to know if your tree is dying or just simply needs some extra care and attention. If there is any green at all remaining on your fronds, then the tree is still very much alive. However, if you’re struggling to find any green, then the tree may be dying, if not already dead. Start by inspecting the soil in which the tree is planted in. The next sign to look for is a shedding of yellow-colored leaves. This is one of the biggest indicators of impending doom for the palm tree.

PESTS

Unfortunately, there are numerous insects that can possibly infiltrate and infect your tree. These pests can be responsible for killing the plant altogether. The good news is simple, routine checks of the tree can help identify and possibly save the tree from these pests.

DISCOLORATION AND WILTING

As stated above, check to see if the tree’s fronds show any signs of discoloration. Younger fronds should always be light green, while it is normal for older fronds to go from orange to brown over a long period of time. In the rare case that all fronds appear to be suffering from discoloration, the solution is quite simple. The tree needs more water; that is all. If you notice the crown (top center of the tree) looking brown, more water is needed immediately.

SAVING A PALM TREE

Since most discoloration and/or wilting is caused by lack of care, it is very easy to revive the tree’s life. Lack of water, fertilizer or an influx of insects are all telling signs that your plant is stressed. Controlling insects and creating a schedule to provide the plant with enough water should be task number one. The crown is responsible for the tree’s overall health, which is why inspecting the top is the tree is key to identifying issues. For trees that are especially stressed, a landscaping professional could put together a vitamin bath at the base of the palm. If no treatment proves effective, a removal of the tree may be appropriate.

TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL SERVICES PHOENIX

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree offers tree removal and trimming services in Phoenix, Arizona as well as Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe or Chandler, contact us today!

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Is My Palm Tree Dead?

IS MY PALM TREE DEAD?

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It might surprise a lot of people but the Palm tree is actually an evergreen, so when they are alive the fronds are upright and green. When they are dead the fronds will be brown and collapse. If this happens as a result of being transplanted correct watering should be followed while waiting for new fronds to develop. If the palm died from being infected with Fusarium owners should contact a local arborist to find out if special removal procedures are needed to prevent damage to neighboring palm trees.

SIGNS OF A DEAD PALM TREE

There are major signs that your palm tree is dying or already dead. You need to watch for wilting, discolored, or stunted palm fronds. These are the first signs that somethings not right with your palm tree. There are cases where the damage can be stopped and reversed to save the palm, so don’t panic.

DISCOLORED OR WILTING PALMS

Examine the fronds (green leafy parts) for signs of discoloration or wilting. While it is normal for fronds to grow old and turn from green to orange and then brown the younger fronds should still be a bright green. If all of the fronds are wilting or discoloring it might be a lack of water. Ensure your tree is getting the right amount of water. If you notice the center area at the top of the palm, known as the crown, is turning brown, you’ve got to act fast.

Another common problem is when the soil the palm is planted in runs out of nutrients. While palms don’t need as much fertilizer as other trees they still need the right nutrients during the growing season. The last reason that palms discolor and wilt is pests. There are a number of insects that can infest your palm tree and cause it to get sick and potentially die. Regular palm tree checks will help catch these problems early when they can be resolved.

CAN MY PALM TREE BE SAVED?

When the discoloration or wilting is cause by a lack of care for the tree it can be easily reverse in most cases. These are signs the tree is stressed by not getting enough water, fertilizer, or insects are being allowed to run amok. Putting a property watering plan in place along with fertilizers and insect control will help return your palm tree to good health. It’s important to act as soon as you notice a problem or it can lead to needing palm tree removal.

SAVING A DYING PALM TREE

The most important part of a palm tree’s health is the crown stalk. It is responsible for pulling moisture and nutrients up the length of the palm tree. If your tree has shown signs of distress you can try to apply a vitamin bath at the base of the tree. This will put the very best nutrients and moisture at the tree’s disposal and give it a fighting chance. For this type of care you’ll want to talk to a landscaping professional.

TIP – Read this article to learn how to bring your dead palm tree back to life.

REMOVING DEAD PALM TREES

There are times where these measures just won’t help and you’ll be waiting for the tree to fall. A tree that falls on property such as vehicles or houses can cause thousands of dollars in damages! If your tree is beyond saving or has died our palm tree removal service will help you mitigate risk and liability. Palm trees are typically very tall and slender, so it takes the right tools and training to remove them safely. Please call us at 480-962-0701 for safe palm tree removal services to protect your home, your family, and the property around your home or business.

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How Often Do Palms Need Trimming?

HOW OFTEN DO PALMS NEED TRIMMING?

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Palm trees should only be trimmed with the oldest leaves (fonds) have turned brown, dry, and dead. Each year new fronds are formed and the older fonds die. Because of this the average palm only needs trimming once or twice a year.

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