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Moving Protected Native Plants

Is my palm tree dead

Landowners have the right to sell or give away any plant growing on their land. However, no person may legally transport protected native plants for commercial sale from any land without first obtaining a permit from the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

The native plant law requires that a person must have a permit to be in possession of any protected native plant taken from its habitat. Moreover, it is unlawful to destroy or mutilate any protected native plant. ADA Environmental Services Division (ESD) investigation staff issue Interstate Shipping Certificate for native plant shipments leaving the State.

Pursuant to ARS Section 3-909, “…shipment of plants being transported out of the state shall bear a certificate of inspection issued by the department.” Plants of the protected group that are shipped out of state shall be accompanied by all permits, tags and seals which are required by law. The Interstate Shipping Certificate ensures that the plants were collected legally and that the plant material has been visually inspected and found free of injurious pests and disease.

Likewise, plant species or varieties similar to Arizona’s protected native plants, not grown in Arizona and imported into this state, shall be transported directly to a department office at which a movement permit and seals must be obtained before the plants are distributed in Arizona. HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO REMOVE PROTECTED PLANTS All land in the State of Arizona belongs to or is controlled by someone, whether it is a government agency or a private citizen.

Plants cannot be removed from any lands without permission of the owner and a permit from the Department of Agriculture. Lessees of state or federal land must obtain specific authorization from the landlord agency to remove protected native plants or other resources.  Contact the department office in Phoenix or Tucson or the website to obtain an application form.

The landowner must sign and date the application form. Saguaro cacti being prepared to be shipped out of state. Four Saguaro cacti being shipped to a private atrium in New York State. The application may be mailed or taken to the Phoenix or Tucson office, where the landowner information will be verified. After verification of land ownership, a permit will be issued. The permit fee is $7. Tag fees are: $8 for each Saguaro; $6 for other protected native plants and trees; $6 for each cord of wood; $.50 for small Native Plants under 8 inches , i.e.pincushion cacti.

Remove Dead  Trees in Phoenix, Tempe, & More

If none of the above steps have helped with your palm tree it may be time to call a certified arborist and have your tree further examined. We offer  tree trimming services in the Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. As an added bonus we are experienced and certified arborists, which means that we will do our best to restore your tree to its former health. However, we do know that this is not always possible in every situation which is why we also offer palm tree removal services to keep you and your property safe from harm. Worried about how much it is going to cost? Check out our tree trimming cost guide.

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Skinning Palm Trees

Do Palm Tree Trunks Grow Back If You Cut Their Trunks

Many people ask “Is it a good idea to skin my palm tree?” Read on to learn more!

Homeowners skin their palm trees for aesthetic beauty, paired as well as health benefits for the palm tree. Also, rodents and many of bugs use the palms dead fronds as a resting place.  The dead fronds still on the tree take up the nutrients that would’ve otherwise gone into the healthy fronds, hence the importance of skinning your palm trees. Palm fronds are sometimes a headache to deal with since they often end up falling out of the tree, which leads to countless dead fronds all over your property.

Dangers To Skinning Your Palm Tree

When skinning a palm tree of course it comes with a risk to the tree and tree trimmer involved in the job. For the Trimmers themselves, they run all sorts of risks as any tree trimming service would. You’re in need of a ladder or bucket trucks in order to reach the highest part of the palm tree where the fronds hide. Falling from these heights is the worst part of the job, which is the primary reason why people hire professionals to complete the task at hand. Professional trimmers sometimes even  climb the tree itself.

As mentioned previously trimming jobs pose countless risks for the trimmer and the tree itself. When the palm tree is hurt or cut, the dead fronds act as an open wound on the tree. Just like any other organism, open wounds become infected. The reason for this could be due to unsanitary trimming equipment being used so it is important to sanitize your trimming equipment before the skinning process starts. Also be very wary that cutting too deep into the tree trunk can and will leave scars to the palm tree, which in short will hurt the tree when it comes to the transfer of nutrients.

Skinning a palm tree should be limited to only once a year.

Palm Tree Assessment in Phoenix, Tempe, & More

If you think your palm trees are in need of care Arbor Care can help! We can assist you in getting down to your palm trees health and can provide helpful hints to keep your palm trees happy and healthy. Contact Arbor Care at 480-797-5566 today to schedule your palm tree assessment.

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Do Palm Tree Trunks Grow Back If You Cut Their Trunks?

Do Palm Tree Trunks Grow Back If You Cut Their Trunks

If you’re planning to cut your Palm tree at the trunk level, it will NOT grow back. The only way that Palm tree growth can occur is at this base level called the growing tip, or sometimes even called the crownshaft, which is sitting at the base of the trunk and severing this part of the trunk entirely kills the plant. On the other hand when it comes to multi-stemmed palms, also called clustering palms, this plant growth will continue even if the trunk Is entirely severed! It can and even will rejuvenate new stems from the roots to replace the removed one. In all, be weary of the stalks or trunks you are removing as when you cut them, they might just never come back.

Single-Trunk Palms

When it comes to severing off the growing tip or better know as the ‘crownshaft’ of any Single-Truck palm species, will in short effectively terminates the life of the palm tree. The trunk will not be able to sprout a new growing tip in place of the old missing crownshaft, and without the extra foliage to synthesize the incoming light, the palm soon grows weak and the entire trunk system starts to rot. If you do end up having to cut off the top of any single-trunked palms or if any sort of damage happens to it, the next initial move would be to remove the remainder of the palm tree trunk and root system and completely restart with a brand new tree.

Some examples of single-trunk palms include the Mexican fan Palm, Royal palm, Christmas Palm, and the Cabbage palm. These are all great options to choose from when choosing which Single-Trunk palm to birth.

Clustering Palms

 Clustering palms are incredibly unique and grow multiple trunk stems, this means you can shave away some trunks without ending the plants’ life. In any case if the individual palm trunk is removed solely, it will not be able to heal itself. Even if you where to make the decision to cut off the trunks on the palm near the root level, suckering explodes from this root level and will eventually sprout and develop into new healthy palm tree trunks. The suckering process and rejuvenation will only happen in the case of a healthy clustering palm. On the other hand, diseased on distressed palms may not create new suckers and may eventually end up dying.

Palm Tree Trunk Wounds

Naturally Palm trees lack cambium – which is a layer of tissue behind the tree bark that creates the growth rings in the tree. Any wounds inflicted to the trunk of a palm tree cannot repair itself meaning these wounds will remain with the palm for the rest of its life. The wounds can and most likely will become dry and brittle unless weather conditions are full of rain or high humidity which can prevent the wounds from drying out. If it is not obvious enough, Insects and fungal infections can penetrate the palm and cause massive damage to the plant’s articular system.

Pruning

When it comes to the pruning aspect of the palm tree there are crucial factors that come into play during this process. One being that it is important to never sever the downshaft on a palm. Another tip is to remove just the right amount of fronds, or you may just stunt your palms growth, and an obvious one– never introduce any sort of diseases to the plants. In short palm pruning can be hard to manage and is better left to the professionals. If you do decide to proceed with pruning the palm yourself, go ahead and remove only the broken fronds that are entirely dead with no color left to them. Also removing flowers and/or fruit is acceptable and gives the palm more energy to spend time creating new leaves.

Palm Tree Assessment in Phoenix, Tempe, & More

If you think your palm trees are in need of care Arbor Care can help! We can assist you in getting down to your palm trees health and can provide helpful hints to keep your palm trees happy and healthy. Contact Arbor Care at 480-797-5566 today to schedule your palm tree assessment.

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How Much Does Palm Tree Trimming Cost In Phoenix?

Palm Tree Trimming Cost Phoenix

If you are wondering, how much does palm tree trimming cost in Phoenix, Arizona, this post should help! The average palm tree trimming cost in Phoenix is about $637.50 in 2020. Palm trees that are as high as 30 feet will usually cost around $75 to $400. To have a medium palm tree trimmed it generally costs in the range of $130 to $800, according to Liberty Tree Experts, and palms that are as high as 60 feet and taller, will usually cost in the range of $200 to $1,200 according to Phoenix Trim a Tree.

How Much Does Palm Tree Trimming Cost In Phoenix, Arizona?

The average cost of palm tree trimming in Phoenix is around $637.50. This includes neighboring cities such as Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Suprise, Glendale, Peoria, and other areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The health, shape, and size of the palm tree all have an impact on how much they cost to trim. Trees that are well managed and trimmed on a regular basis will cost less than a palm tree that never gets trimmed. See below for small, medium and large palm tree trimming costs.

GotTreeQuotes says, “The average cost of palm tree trimming (single palm) is $79 based on national averages so far this year, but realistically it can cost anywhere from $45 to $945 to trim a palm tree.”

Small Palm Tree Trimming Cost

Trimming small palm trees that are 30 feet and under will cost an average of $237.50 and ranges from $75 to $400 or more.

Medium Palm Tree Trimming Cost

Trimming palm trees that are somewhere between 31 feet up to 59 feet will cost an average of $465 and ranges from $130 to $800 or more.

Large Palm Tree Trimming Cost

Trimming large palm trees that are 60 feet and over cost an average of $700 and ranges from $200 to $1,200 or more.

Palm Tree Trimming Cost Factors

The size, the shape, and the health of your palm will have an impact on how much it is going to cost you to have it trimmed properly. Trees that are kept trimmed on a regular basis is going to need less work, meaning it’s going to cost less. On the other hand, should your tree(s) need a lot of caring for, the cost is going to be more.

If you need an accurate palm tree trimming cost estimate in Phoenix please contact us. We can come out and give you an estimate on your Palm Tree(s) to be trimmed or removed. Should your palms appear shabby and they are in need of being trimmed for their health as well as their appearance, give us a call. We will always offer you affordable and competitive prices when taking care of your palm tree(s) in Arizona.

We provide our palm tree trimming and removal services for both, residential and commercial properties located in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, among all the other cities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Let us come out and show you what we can do for your palms, and what they can do for your landscape!

How Much Does Palm Tree Removal Cost in Phoenix, AZ?

Palm Tree Removal Cost Phoenix AZ

The average palm tree removal cost in Phoenix is about $300, with costs ranging from $150 to $450 according to HomeAdvisor. However, if your palm trees are more than 80 ft tall, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,100 to $1,500.

Get A Palm Tree Trimming or Removal Quote In Phoenix, AZ

If you are interested in receiving a free cost quote for Palm Tree Trimming anywhere in the Phoenix Valley, let Arbor Care Help!

We provide affordable Palm Tree Trimming services in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, among others. Remove those sick or dead Palm Trees and enhance your residential yard or commercial property.

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Is My Palm Tree Dead?

Is my palm tree dead

When your palm tree fronds begin to droop or turn brown they quickly lose the tropical island appeal. Not many people know that palm trees actually belong to the evergreen family of trees which is why brown or yellow fronds are much more noticeable.

Palm trees can be infested with bugs as well as the more popular Fusarium Wilt fungus or Nalanthamala Vermoeseni also known as pink rot.

Signs Of A Dead Palm Tree

It can be quite difficult to tell if a palm tree is completely dead or just in need of some extra care. Hunker states that if you have any green on your fronds no matter how small the tree is still alive, but if you d not see any green the tree is dying if not already dead. Some of the tell-tale signs of a dying palm tree start with drooping or yellowing leaves and one of the places to start would be with the soil the tree is planted in.

Discolored or Wilting Palms

When a palm tree’s fronds begin yellowing Davey recommends checking the soil to ensure that there are no major nutrients lacking in the soil, as well as proper moisture and fertilizer levels as well since too much or too little can harm your palm tree. It may be tempting to remove the discolored fronds from the plant but this should be cautioned against since this could stunt growth for younger leaves.

Runs Out of Nutrients

According to Tree Help manganese, potassium, and magnesium deficiency are the most likely areas for a palm tree to be deficient in. These deficiencies can be identified by simple visual inspection but it is best to test the soil to get an accurate estimate of what nutrients are lacking.

Pests 

According to Palm Tree Passion palm trees are most affected by sucking insects, mealybugs, palm aphids, spider mites, and caterpillars. By regularly inspecting your palm tree you should be able to perform a visual or audio inspection to check for any pests that may bother your palm tree.

Can My Palm Tree Be Saved?

Since a dying palm tree and completely dead palm tree can look very similar it can be hard to tell the health of your palm tree. These trees can be very temperamental and there are several factors like water, soil, nutrients, fertilizer, or dying fronds can affect the health of the tree it is best to do something the second you notice something wrong. If these factors are left unchecked there is a chance that a sick palm tree quickly turns into a dead palm tree.

Saving A Dying Palm Tree

Gardening Know How suggests getting to the root of the problem to discover why the palm tree is not healthy. A good starting point would be to see how the “crown” fronds since this is where growing fronds will start and if the crown is unhealthy the rest of the tree will also have issues. Florida Palm Trees states that palm trees could environmental issues, nutrition deficiency, or problems like poor soil and incorrect watering schedule. This is why it is best to start with a soil test so that you can replace the proper chemical balance and add fertilizer if necessary while adjusting your watering schedule.

Remove Dead Palm Trees in Phoenix, Tempe, & More

If none of the above steps have helped with your palm tree it may be time to call a certified arborist and have your tree further examined. We offer palm tree trimming services in the Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. As an added bonus we are experienced and certified arborists, which means that we will do our best to restore your tree to its former health. However, we do know that this is not always possible in every situation which is why we also offer palm tree removal services to keep you and your property safe from harm. Worried about how much it is going to cost? Check out our palm tree trimming cost guide.