Palm Trimming and Removal

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Arizona is home to several different kinds of palm trees, each one is unique and their care requires different attention. Generally we recommend getting your palm trees trimmed and cleaned up eacb year before the monsoon season hits. This will help keep debris to a minimum and also helps promote healthy growth. 

At Kings Tree Service we have the tools, the equipment, and the knowledge on caring for these distinct and beautiful trees. Our trimmers are experts at removing the unecessary fronds and pods that grow each year.


Fan Palms

Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia Robusta) and California fan palms (Washingtonia Filifera)

Fan palms should be trimmed and skinned at least once a year. this is because every year the palms will grow a new skirt of fronds and pods. Palms can be very messy but annual or biannual pruning can help manage the debris greatly. If you wish to do a annual trimming we recommend waiting till after June 7th for Mexican fan palms and July 7th for California fan palms.

Mexican Fan
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California Fan

Date Palms

Canary date palm (Phoenix canariensis) and True date palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

All varieties of date palms produce fruit that can be messy, especially the true date palms. To avoid the mess, always get your true date palms trimmed after May 17th and before June 17th. This is the perfect time to remove the fruit pods before the fruit has matured and after the last pod has sprouted. Doing this not only keeps your ground clean but also keeps the prices low since most companies will charge more once the fruit has matured, due to the increase in dump bill and clean up labor that is required.

Canary Date
True Date
True date

Queen Palms

(Syagrus romanzoffiana)

Queen palms are generally one of the cleaner large palms. They are also slower growing with less fronds per tree. Queen palms often struggle in the dessert environment. To promote healthy growth you should have them fertilized and treated with fungicide. It is also important that you have them trimmed appropriately. Tree service companies should avoid cutting off any of the green growth and should NEVER climb queen palms using gaffs or spikes.

Queen Palm
Queen 2

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