Palm Tree Removal 101: 5 Signs a Palm Tree Should Be Removed From Property

Did you know that there are around 2,600 species of palm trees in the world, with 12 of those being native to Florida?

Some of the native palm trees in Florida include the Paurotis, Needle, Cabbage, Thatch, Silver, and Royal palms. The chances are you, or someone you know, has a palm tree in their garden.

Keep reading to learn the 5 signs that indicate you need to remove your palm tree and discover why you should find a palm tree removal service. 

5 Signs That Indicate You Need to Remove Palm Trees

Palm trees, whether native to North America or not, can help make your garden look more tropical and are a great asset to many people's landscapes in Florida.

Not only do palm trees provide a nice aesthetic for your garden, but palm trees also play an ecological role, providing fruit for animals. For example, the Thatch and Silver palms, which are native to Florida, produce small fruit.

But like any trees, palm trees sometimes need to be removed for a whole variety of reasons. Look out for these 5 signs that you need to remove your tree:

1. Palm Tree Infections

Palm trees can develop contagious infections that can kill the tree. Dead palm trees may have discolored or wilting palms. If your palm tree is infected then you need to remove it as soon as possible, before it infects nearby trees.

Before you decide whether it needs to be removed you should check the soil and see whether the palm tree has enough nutrients, moisture, and fertilizer.

If this all seems normal, but your tree is still looking unwell, then it's time to call in the experts and see whether they think your tree is infected and if it needs to be removed.

2. Overruled by Pests

There might be a number of pests that reside in your palm tree. These pests might be an eyesore for you, but they also might be causing damage to your tree. 

Palm trees are most affected by pests such as palm aphids, spider mites, sucking insects, mealybugs, and caterpillars. Regularly checking your tree for these pests can help to ensure that they aren't damaging your tree.

However, if you've not detected a pest on your palm tree and it has caused damaged or infected the tree, then you might need to remove the tree.

3. Roots Are Getting Too Big

Another sign that you need to remove your tree is if the roots are becoming too large. Large palm tree roots can cause damage to your property and plumbing system. 

Structural property damage or plumbing damage caused by a palm tree's root system can become very costly if you don't act on it as soon as possible.

If you suspect that your palm trees roots are becoming too big, you should contact a professional arborist who'll be able to decide if the tree needs to be removed.

4. Complaints From a Neighbor

One clear cut sign that you need to remove a palm tree is if your neighbor is complaining about your tree. Palm trees can grow quite big which may block your neighbor's natural light or threaten their property. 

If your neighbors are complaining about your tree, you might be able to come to an agreement with them to control the tree first, with some tree trimming. However, if the tree looks unstable or is weak then your only option might be to have it removed.

5. Ruining Your Curb Appeal

Another sign that you should remove your palm tree is if it is ruining your curb appeal, especially if you're wanting to sell your property.

Palm trees that provide too much shade or that are unappealing can significantly reduce the curb appeal and price of your property. 

If you are wanting to increase your curb appeal, you might want to remove the palm tree so you can add a pool, shed, or another outdoor feature. 

Why You Should Hire a Professional Arborist for Cutting Down Palm Trees

You should never remove a palm tree yourself if you don't know what you're doing. 

Cutting down a tree can be dangerous and if it goes wrong can be costly for you. This is why you should find a professional arborist who is trained and has the right tools to safely remove the tree.

A professional arborist can provide advice and analysis, help you save money, and provides a safe removal. 

Expert Advice and Analysis

A professional arborist can inspect the tree and determine whether or not it needs to be removed. Just because you think a tree looks healthy it doesn't mean that it is. An expert might be able to detect signs before you can that a palm tree needs to be removed. 

After a bad storm, or if you think that your tree might be infected, you should seek professional advice to find out whether the palm tree poses a threat to your property or your loved ones.

Save Money 

The cost of a palm tree unexpectedly falling and damaging yours or your neighbor's property can be very costly. This is why hiring a tree removal expert to help you assess your tree is a good idea if you suspect it might be infected or if it has been weakened by a storm.

In the long run, hiring a professional arborist will save you a lot of money. 

Safe Removal

Tree removal specialists have the correct tools and know-how to safely remove trees. This helps to keep your property safe and also your family and your neighbors.

If you don't have the right tools and don't know how to remove a tree, you should find a professional arborist who can remove the palm tree for you.

Rely on Experts for Your Palm Tree Removal Needs

When your palm trees are showing any of the above five signs, then it's time to think about finding a reliable palm tree removal service.

If you're not familiar with cutting down palm trees, make sure you find an expert to help remove the tree for you.

Get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your tree removal needs now.

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