Monthly Archives: January 2014

Palm Tree Pruning and Trimming in Phoenix, AZ

Palm trees are common in Phoenix, Arizona because they are beautiful and they grow well in our climate. There are over 2,000 palm tree species around the world (that are known). However, in Arizona we usually see only around 18 of them.

One draw back to having Palm Trees in your yard is the maintenance that they require in order to keep them healthy and looking beautiful. As you probably know, palm trees can easily get out of control when they are neglected. Their dead leaves begin to form a “skirt” that most homeowners find unattractive. Depending on what kind of palm tree you have in your yard will determine how difficult and how much maintenance they will require. Some palm trees can grow up to 100 feet tall, so we do not recommend that you try and trim them yourselves. As you can see in the before and after picture below, our professional palm tree trimming staff is able to help you with those really high palm trees that are out of reach for homeowners.Palm Tree Trimming Before and After

Below is another palm tree pruning before and after picture by the Goodman’s professional team. Although this palm tree is not as tall as the ones in the picture above, it is still tricky to trim because it is just high enough that a typical latter won’t be able to reach. Note: If you are trimming palm trees yourself, it is important to have gloves, safety goggles, and a helmet to protect your self from the spikes and falling debris (it gets quite messy).

Palm Tree Pruning Before and After

If you don’t plan on cutting the palm trees yourself, make sure that you hire a landscaping company that has the knowledge and expertise to trim your palm trees correctly. Palm trees that are pruned too often or improperly could lead to a reduce in their vigor, transmit diseases harmful to the tree, reduce the overall health, affect cold hardiness, and lower the ability for the tree to handle high winds in storms.

The next time you need your palm trees trimmed in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas please contact us to get a free estimate. There is no palm tree too high for us to climb. We look forward to hearing from you and earning your business.