Regular trimming will keep your palm trees looking healthy and tidy. For palms that are in the way or cause a nuisance, complete removal will allow you to replant if desired.
Read our information on Palm removal.
Palm trimming should generally be carried out at least once a year, sometimes more frequently to avoid damage from dead fronds when they fall off.
We can trim any species of palm including smooth tall Queen palms and the spikey tough to climb Washingtonia.
Reasons to trim palms
- Frond removal for aesthetics
- Frond removal for damage prevention
- Increased light
- Possum and rodent prevention
- Seed pod removal
- Husk removal
If trimming is not an option Tree King can remove any palm, anywhere! Using our experienced arborists and advanced lowering techniques even the most tricky palms can be removed safely without damage to surrounding vegetation or property. Once removed we can grind the palm stump out completely so you can replant something more preferable.
Phoenix palm removal
Phoenix palms can be problematic in New Zealand due to their fast growth and propensity to spread by dropping seeds.
The plant is on the the list of environmentally damaging plants which means in most cases they can be removed without resource consent, regardless of size.
Phoenix palm removal is a challenging task due to the sharp, poisonous spikes and unhygienic nests of pigeons and rats that frequently occupy the canopy. For health and safety reasons, our preferred methods of removal are either straight felling or utilising a crane or aerial lift (such as a cherry picker).
Phoenix palms are a lot easier to deal with when they are small, so if yours is in an inappropriate place we suggest you act now!
Reasons to remove Phoenix palms
- Fast growing and seeds drop causing it to spread easily.
- Rats and pigeons nest in canopy.
- Dead fronds drop on property causing damage.
- Sharp, poisonous spikes.
- Pruning required annually.
For more advice on palm removal speak to the experts today!