Las Vegas has four main types of palm trees:
You have to care for each type of tree a little differently. With the Mexican Fan Palm, for example, that type of tree can handle more drastic pruning. Generally, you’ll be okay if you prune from a 10 o’clock to a 2 o’clock position, but you do have to make sure you leave enough fronds to maintain the health of the tree.
California Fan Palms require a little extra caution because the fronds and seed pods grow larger and are heavier. If you hire a tree service, they cost a little more to trim.
With Canary Date Palms, you have to prune them between early May and early June. If you trim them earlier, they’ll grow new date stocks and make a mess of your yard. If you trim them later than that, the fruit has already ripened and makes trimming more difficult.
The Date Palm is more sensitive to pruning. Trim these palms too much, and you’ll harm the tree.
If all this sounds too complicated for you, remember you can always hire a professional tree service to do the care for you instead.
Other General Palm Tree Care Tips
Besides those specific tips, here are some additional tips to keep in mind when caring for your own palms:
Follow these tips, and you’ll be okay. And remember, if you need palm tree removal or tree trimming done for you, you can always contact Nevada Tree Service at 702-433-4700.