Palm trees and sunshine paint a perfect picture of a lot of Central Florida. Whether it's traveling on the turnpike and passing stretches of palms or having a beautiful Queen Palm flourishing in your front yard, it's always a pleasant and classic sight to see. It adds a tropical touch to any home, and they don't require constant attention. But unlike trimming the hedges or cutting down some small branches, pruning your Queen Palm takes a professional touch. This is especially true if it's grown quite tall.
Trimming your Queen Palm isn't something that needs to be done frequently, though. Usually, it only needs to be done once or twice a year. It's obvious when it's time to prune the palm as it changes color to brown and dries out, leaving you with dead palm fronds. It's important to make sure you only have the branches trimmed when there is apparent decay. Pruning the fronds too early in anticipation of future trimming can damage your Queen Palm and living palm fronds could be snipped too soon.
Leaving a Queen Palm unkempt can be a safety hazard as well as an eyesore. It's important to know what you're doing when dealing with the more massive palms, which is why it is highly recommended to call a professional to come to trim up those hard to reach palm fronds. Hiring a professional ensures that the correct equipment will be used and safety will be one of the main concerns, as well as preserving the living Queen Palm.
If you're lucky enough to have a yard with one or more beautiful Queen Palm trees, make sure to keep them that way with annual maintenance. Contact us today if your branches are brown and covering more ground than hanging off the tree. Let us keep your yard looking like a tropical paradise!