Trimming Palm Trees
August 14, 2011
It is important to remember that the Palm Trees in the Coronado Neighborhood are a vital part of our Historic Heritage. There statue and presents in our yards and as they line our streets provide a vertical reminder of the time that has past since the area became a community. They stand as one of the best reminders that this is a neighborhood with a history. It is important to remember that they are a vertical plant and while they do not provide a lot of shade they do provide height to a landscape and that is a difficult thing to achieve in a desert landscape with low water use requirements.
Palms are very hardy and require little care but can also be cared for quit well and add to a landscape. remember they are living so when trimming remember if you cut off the green portion of the tree that the tree was using that as a food source. Like humans we can survive quite well with a little alteration in our food source (some of us should take this to heart) however a severe alteration can cause stress and damage. Below are to images of palm trimming. The first two shows a tree just trimmed of the dead and a few of the green, and all the seed pods removed, note that the skin has been removed and closely trimmed so that the pigeons do not nest in the tree. The third is over severe while it may save time until the next trim it will save only a short time compared to the stress placed on the tree.
It is always good to trim during Bulk Trash days, as you can save money by not having to pay the Haul and Dump fees.
If you want the name of someone who trims and climbs let me know.
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