Palm trees are notorious for their height, beauty, and position as focal points in a community. While they are not native to Arizona, they fit in perfectly with the Southwest desert climate and landscape- making them a popular choice in homeowners associations and commercial properties.
Palm trees are low maintenance and represent higher monetary value. They are an investment that is well worth what you put in as they add value to a community and serve as an accent planting in the landscape design. When maintaining this investment, it is important that your landscape management company properly cares for these trees to avoid costly replacements.
Our Arbor team has established some tips to follow when maintaining Palms:
- Only remove fronds that are deceased
- Refrain from using spikes/nails to climb the trunk of the tree for pruning. Instead use a hydraulic lift so as not to cause damage to the trunk of the tree
- Do not remove over a quarter of the foilage at any given time
- When removing fronds, keep removal minimal and to a 180 degree angle
- Palm trees are not drought tolerant, this is a common misconception
- Administer slow irrigation drop every couple of weeks to a depth of about 2 feet.
- In Winter, keep irrigation administration to every 4-6 weeks
If your community or commercial property needs arbor care services to ensure that your trees are being maintained correctly, reach out to our arbor division here at ELS Maintenance.