Palm Tree Trimming Melbourne, FL - Brevard County

The Canary Island date palm is very widely planted as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions of the world, particularly in areas with Mediterranean climates. It can be cultivated where temperatures never fall below -10/-12 °C for extended periods, although it will require some protection if cold periods are longer than normal. It is a slowly growing tree, exclusively propagated by seed. It can be grown from Ireland, southern England northernmost coastal Spain and France in the north, to central Chile and Argentina in the south.

Washingtonia Palms make a dramatic statement in the large landscape and creates a striking accent for homes but often grows out of scale in most landscapes with one-story buildings because all of the fronds are at the top of the palm. It looks like a telephone pole with a green hat. Washingtonia is a much better choice in unirrigated landscapes, since it grows more slowly, is shorter, and the trunk is thicker. Washingtonia Palms need full sun for best growth but will endure some shade while young. It will tolerate poor soil and drought, and is hardy to about 20-degrees F. Transplant with a large root ball to ensure survival. This palm grows up to 6m (exceptionally 8m) in a slow but steady manner. It is easily identifiable with beautiful feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick stout trunk.

The Pindo Palm is notable as one of the hardiest feather palms, tolerating temperatures down to about −10 °C; it is widely cultivated in warm temperate regions. For example, it is commonly grown on the East Coast of the United States as far north as Virginia Beach, Virginia and Seattle, Washington on the west coast.

The Fox Tail Palm is a spectacular palm that was only discovered in the late 1970's and because of demand for seeds and it being endemic to only a very small area there developed a flourishing black market in its seed for several years. Even today, the Queensland Government still has the palm on its endangered species list, even tho there are now tens of thousands of the palms growing throughout the world, many of which are now fruiting.

The royal palm is native to southern Florida, Mexico and parts of Central America and the northern Caribbean. It ranged into central Florida in the eighteenth century but in modern times it is only known from tropical parts of south Florida. A large and attractive palm, it has been planted throughout the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental tree. Although it is sometimes called R. elata, the conserved name R. regia is now the correct name for the species. Populations in Cuba and Florida were long seen as separate species, but are now considered to belong to a single species

The pygmy date palm is a small to medium size, slow-growing slender tree growing to 6-10 feet tall. The plant likes partial shade to full sun, but local climate must be taken into account when deciding where to plant. In the southwest desert areas, morning sun is recommended for best growth. It requires little pruning to develop a strong structure, is resistant to pests, is tolerant to soil variation, and is moderately drought tolerant. The leaves are 60-120 cm long, pinnate with around 100 leaflets arranged in a single plane. Each leaflet is 15-25 cm long and 1 cm broad, slightly drooping, and grey-green in colour with scurfy pubescence below. The flowers are small, yellowish, produced on a 45 cm inflorescence. The fruit is a 1 cm drupe resembling a small, thin-fleshed date.

The Chinese Fan Palm is able to reach 50 feet in height but usually seen at 30 feet with a 10 to 12-foot spread, Chinese Fan Palm has a single straight trunk and large, six-foot-long leaves which have drooping tips. The divided leaves have long, tapering, ribbon-like segments which gracefully sway beneath the leaves, creating an overall fountain-like effect. The petioles are armed with sharp spines. The inconspicuous flowers are hidden among the leaves and are followed by small, blue-black, olive-like fruits.

Some palms have a spread of up to 25 feet, with the fronds growing at the top of a single trunk. Palm trees drop dead fronds naturally, but you can hurry the process with pruning if you want the tree to be more visually appealing.

The palm tree is a member of the Arecaceae family. More than 2000 species of palm are currently known, and these can be found in the regions with tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Due to its exotic appearance, it is often used for the purpose of landscaping. One of the characteristic features of this tree is its fan-shaped (palmate) or feather-shaped (pinnate) compound leaves. These are also referred to as fronds.
Palm Tree trimming is a necessary activity that not only enhances the tree's beauty, but also prevents certain diseases and crossing of branches. Here are some tips to ensure proper and safe trimming.


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