What You Need To Know About Palm Tree Trimming
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The Park features an artificial turf soccer field, three baseball fields, a stage, playground, tennis, basketball, bank-shot basketball, and racquetball. It is the go-to place for sports activities.
And if you just enjoy some good DIY yard work, you can employ the tips below on palm trimming:
How do you make a palm tree trunk smooth?
One of the things that is clearly visible about palm trees apart from their height, is that they also have very rough trunks. But at times you will come across a specific kind that has a very smooth trunk. You may even be tempted to hug it. So how do you make the rough kind to have a smooth trunk? Here you go:
A pruning saw is usually the best tool for cutting back fronds on your palm’s trunk. Trim at the base close to the trunk but never make contact between your saw’s blade and the trunk itself. Any cuts on your palm’s trunk won’t heal and will leave an easy access point for diseases or pests. If any fronds are growing at an angle greater than 90 degrees, they shouldn’t be touched.
You can also use a chain saw to trim your palm tree, but extreme care is needed to ensure you don’t accidentally cause lasting damage to your plant. If your palm is very tall or in need of extreme trimming with a chain saw, it’s better to call a professional to keep yourself and your palm tree safe. Read more from Hunker…
What are some cuts you can implement for your palm tree trimming?
Palm tree trimming doesn’t have to be a monotonous boring task that gives your trees the same look. There are three options you can add to your list, these are The Natural Cut, The 9 to 3 cut, and The 10 to 2 cut. The last two are in reference to clock hands. So you put your hands in their clock pattern and cut off everything else below them.
Natural cut is when you trim only the dead fronds leaving all the green leaves untouched. Notice that old leaf bases near the top have been trimmed in a beautiful diamond pattern.
The 9 to 3 cut is when you put hands of the clock on 9 and 3 and then remove all the fronds below that. Basically, the leaves would be parallel to the ground. This is the most popular cut that most palm owners use. It’s still healthy and leaves plenty of fronds.
The 10 to 2 cut is when you put hands of the clock on 10 and 2 and then remove all the fronds below that. Palms with this type of cut are considered to be over pruned. Many landscapers use this cut to lessen the frequency between trimmings so they have to do it only once a year instead of multiple times a year. Read more from Florida Palm Trees…
When should you plan to trim palm trees?
Should you go ahead and trim your palm trees every day? Not at all. There are good times for you to do tree trimming. Those should include when you notice that your fonds are dying and or if you notice the tree has overgrown and it needs to reclaim its previous look.
Think about cutting back a palm tree if you notice dead or dying fronds. Removing these will help the health of your plant and encourage new growth that is more resistant to disease.
Pruning a palm tree can also benefit the plant if you remove leaves that are blocking sunlight from reaching other parts of the tree or preventing water and nutrient flow through its system. Also, cutting back a palm tree will help it look tidier in your yard. Just be careful not to cut off too much at once. Also, avoid pruning your palm tree in the hot summer months as this can cause serious damage to leaves and stems. Read more from Cutters Edge…
If you want to give your tree that smooth trunk or a trim that it will never forget, you should get an expert hand to help you out. Call EPS Landscaping today and we will be there to help you with your palm tree trimming needs.