Reminders When Removing a Palm Tree

Palm tree removal should not be undertaken without careful consideration for the reasons behind doing it. Most homeowners who have palm trees on their properties or own a business with palm trees at its premises would agree that they are an asset to their area. Palm trees give shade and are perfect for growing flowers and plants that require such conditions. However, some palm tree owners also understand the importance of managing and protecting these assets. If Palm tree removal occurs without a well thought out plan, problems could occur that would prove costly and difficult to resolve.

The problems that can arise in palm tree removal are many and varied, requiring various approaches to take. When dead or dying palm trees are cut down, they become a big problem to the owners of these trees and the surrounding trees and their environments. Dwindling and dying palm trees left standing after a palm tree removal is often weak and could easily fall off at any time.

For example, when a palm tree removal occurs, the living or dead palms often die from lack of water. They break from the stem and die, sometimes without ever having been sprayed with an insecticide. In this situation, even if no insecticide is used, drying and smothering the fronds is important to stop further spreading of the fungus that causes death. A good rule of thumb is that if you find dead or dying palm fronds and frond pieces, quickly dry them off and place them in Tupperware containers for later retrieval. Thorough drying is important because moisture may also cause the remaining fronds to break off.

For many other trees, the average cost of a palm tree removal would be approximately $500. The average cost of removing just one palm tree would cost approximately three times as much. If a collection of five or more were to be removed, the cost would be multiplied by fifty to calculate an average cost.

When stump removal is necessary, the first question you may be faced with is, “How long will it take to remove a stump?” Stump removal, unfortunately, can be quite labour-intensive. The average time for removal of a palm tree stump is approximately two hours. If the tree stump is located within the city limits, it may require up to six hours of labour. The most common stump removal methods include using a power saw; cutting the stump into pieces using a chainsaw; digging a hole using a shovel, or digging through the soil and lifting the stump out with a crane.

If you have an unexpected dead branch laying in the yard after a palm tree removal service has cut it down, you may notice that the stump has become twisted. Poor cutting procedures often cause this. To remedy the problem, pick the broken piece off with a hammer. If you notice that the branch protrudes from the ground, a new piece must be cut to fit exactly where the broken one was.

Dead palm frond stems and leaves are also removed by Palm Springs or Desert Tree Removal Services. Palm Springs uses high-pressure equipment to remove these troublesome plants, which pose a hazard to birds and homes. A small portion of these stems and leaves are ground up and made into mulch, while the larger pieces are burned. All excess materials are removed, and the yard is once again cleared of pests.