Palm Tree Trimming
Our pruning objectives include risk reduction, health management, structure clearance, improvement & correction, view improvement, aesthetic improvement and restoration.
All of our trimming and pruning is done in accordance with American National Standards Institute A300 publication (ANSI A300) and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards.
Washingtonia Fan Palms should be trimmed to remove dead fronds and flower stalks and trimmed up no more than 10 and 2 clock hand positions.
Phoenix Date Palms should be trimmed to remove dead fronds and fruit stalks and trimmed up to no more than 3 and 9 clock hand positions.
Removing all live healthy fronds below a 45-degree angle from horizontal is not acceptable pruning practice which leads to bud damage, insect and disease infestations and disfigurement "pencil pointing".
Fronds removed should be severed close to the petiole base without damaging living trunk tissue.
Palm peeling (skinning, shaving) should consist of the removal of only the dead frond bases at the point they make contact with the trunk without damaging living trunk tissue.