Palm Tree Removal & Cleaning
Palm trees are a unique and beautiful type of tree that requires a specialist approach to both their maintenance and removal. While a palm tree that is well cared for and looked after will add value to your property and provide a beautiful visual feature, a neglected palm can do just the opposite. If they’re unhealthy and damaged, they can pose a risk to your property’s safety.
Our palm tree specialists at Jim’s Trees can ensure that your palms are looking great and in good health. If you need a palm tree removed, our qualified arborists can cut down and extract the tree and its stump in the most efficient way possible with the least harm to the surrounding environment.
Jim’s Palm Tree Removal Process
A palm tree that has become old, sick, damaged or obstructive can be an absolute nightmare for homeowners. The palm will begin to look ugly and can pose a threat through the potential to drop branches or coconuts. At Jim’s Trees, our trained arborists will assess the area and potential hazards to come up with the most safe and effective approach to cutting down your palm tree. We’ll provide a non-obligation quote and offer any advice to your palm tree removal.
1. Palm Tree Removal
Removing a palm is a challenging job because of the unique challenges posed by its roots and bark. Palm trees have a particularly dense, spiky exterior that acts as a protective shell. This type of bark can be very difficult to cut for inexperienced loppers with standard chainsaws. To break through this exterior safely and effectively you require training, expertise and high-quality equipment. The Jim’s team are fully resourced to handle these tree species with specialised and safety equipment, as well as the crew to climb up to cut down the tree and handle the branches on the ground.
2. Palm Stump Removal & Grinding
Once you’ve managed to cut down the palm, the next challenge comes with extracting the stump. The stump of a palm tree is difficult to remove due to the roots which typically grow horizontally. This results in a root ball with a wide diameter that can be destructive to remove.
Our team overcomes this obstacle by using a stump grinding approach instead of excavating the entire root system. Using an industrial stump grinder, our team will break down the stump to below the surface of the soil. This process will cut off the root system from their source, causing them to decompose in the soil rather than unearthing all of the soil in the process of removal.
3. Managing the Green Waste
The final challenge in removing a palm tree is managing the green waste created in the process. Unlike other varieties of trees which can be broken down through a wood chipper, the bark of a palm is too dense and spiky to be processed through the machine. Instead, the green waste of the palm tree must be transported in larger sizes off-site to be dealt with at a different facility. This makes green waste transportation and management a longer, more labour-intensive process.
Our Other Palm Tree Services
Palm Tree Cleaning
Palm tree cleaning is a specialised process that enables your palms to look their best. By stripping off the outer layer, cleaning the trunk and pruning the leaves, your palm is kept healthy and given a radiant shine. It’s important to have this process done by a qualified arborist to ensure it doesn’t damage the palm. Jim’s Trees provides palm tree cleaning so you can ensure your palm is being regularly maintained and it continues to grow healthily for years to come.
Palm Tree Pruning
Whilst palm trees provide a charming statement on your property, their fronds can become difficult to upkeep. If left to its own devices, the fronds will dry out and turn brown, leading to dead leaves unpleasantly hanging off the tree. We offer palm tree pruning and trimming to remove these so your palm can grow new healthy fronds and transform your tree.
Why Choose Jim’s Trees?
Every job we do is covered by our industry-leading insurance policy that financially protects you in case of an accident. This removes the uncertainty from the process and means that you can have peace of mind while our tree surgeons work hard on your property.
Free No Obligation Quote
Get in touch with us for a free no obligation quote on your palm tree removal service on 0800 454 654 or filling out our online quote form. Once you’ve been contacted by the Jim’s team, your local New Zealand crew will visit your property for a site visit to complete their safety and tree removal assessment. We strive to provide you with an accurate cost estimate before starting a new job so that you have full transparency with us from the beginning.
Palm Tree Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a palm tree removal take?
A palm tree removal can take approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, however, there are many factors that can affect the total time for a removal. These include the species and size of the palm tree, its surrounding area and potential hazards, and the current health of the tree.
Does a palm tree removal cost by size?
The cost of a palm tree removal differs based on the size of your palm tree – the larger the tree’s height and circumference, the higher the cost of its removal will be. There are other considerations that can impact the total cost of your tree removal as well, including the location of the tree on your property and how accessible it is. Call up Jim’s Trees today and we can arrange a comprehensive quote for your palm tree removal.
How often does a palm tree need to be cleaned?
Ideally, you should clean your palm tree around twice a year when there are brown and dead fronds hanging off your tree. This will usually occur during the winter time when the tree’s growth slows down.