Unlike many tree species, palms don’t follow a strict pruning schedule. The best palm tree maintenance relies on the appearance of your individual tree

under shot of coconut tree with yellow coconut fruit

Palm trees need only be trimmed when the oldest fronds on the tree have turned brown, dry and dead. As palm trees grow, new fronds are formed every year and the oldest fronds die. Dead palm fronds may become a nuisance for homeowners and a danger to passersby. These fronds may fall off with time, and may cause accidents or injuries upon doing so

Palms should be pruned when fronds, flowers, fruit or loose petioles might create a dangerous condition.

We prune palms in accordance with the County’s guidelines.