Palm trees are a distinctive aspect of landscaping throughout Las Vegas, Henderson and surrounding areas. While palm trees are often better left to clean themselves because of their height, there are many cases in which trimming is needed in order to prevent hazards from a damaged tree. Palm trees will eventually shed off old or dead fronds (leaves), but it you would rather not wait or there is risk for damage, you will first need to safely access the top of the palm.


When To Trim A Palm Tree


Palm trees are low maintenance trees that often grow better and remain healthier when they are not regularly trimmed. Trimming a palm does not need to be done often, however there are reasons to consider trimming your tree.

You may need to trim your palm tree in order to:

  • Remove dead, dying or broken fronds
  • Remove potential fire hazards
  • Improve visibility
  • Prevent potential safety hazards or property damage in high winds
  • Remove fruit, seeds, or flowers


Trimming Palm Trees


Trimming a palm tree is best done with the help of a professional palm tree service company with the specialized equipment and experience needed to safely reach fronds. Fronds should be cut as close to the trunk as possible in order to avoid damage to the leaf base or trunk. In large palm trees, reaching these leaves requires more than just a typical palm saw.

To trim large palm trees over 15 feet tall, palm tree trimmers will need to either climb the tree or access the top using an aerial lift, both of which require experience. Attempting to climb a palm tree without the proper equipment or without adequate training can lead to serious injury. Likewise, using an aerial lift without proper knowledge of how to operate the safest place to position it can also cause injury, an accident, or damage.

Trained professionals may choose to use climbing spikes and other climbing gear including a harness and cables to climb to the top of tree and then carefully trim fronds. However, climbing spikes can cause permanent damage to the trunk of the tree or even spread disease if the tree is not climbed correctly. Trees showing signs of weakness or disease, especially, should not be trimmed using this method.

A bucket lift provides an alternative to trimming palms that will limit damage to the tree. A trained palm tree technician is lifted up to the height of the fronds from the lift and is positioned to safely trim fronds without damaging the trunk or risking injury to the trimmer.


Las Vegas Palm Tree Trimming


Choosing which method to use is best done through the help of a professional tree service company. Investing in professional palm tree trimming, like the high-quality service offered by Nevada Tree Service, will provide the safest and most effective ways to trim your Las Vegas palm trees. At Nevada Tree Service, our team is highly trained and knowledgeable about palm trees, how to work with them, and the most efficient methods to trim them.  We are thoroughly trained to identify potential problems or concerns and then provide the safest solution. Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for a free estimate.


Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

A tree between two houses can often provide an extra level of privacy for both sides of the fence or at a minimum a better view than a neighbor’s window. While a tree between you and the house next door can have some benefits, it can create problems if that tree becomes diseased, damaged, or weakened.


Dangers Of A Tree That Needs To Be Removed


Trees can become dangerous for a number of reasons such as disease, insect or pest infestation, fungus, rot, damaged or broken branches, root weakness, and leaning. When unaddressed, these issues and among others can lead to property damage, personal injury to you or loved ones, and can even affect the health of surrounding trees or landscaping. A tree showing signs that it needs to be cut down should be carefully monitored and quickly removed, preferably with the help of a professional tree removal company.


Dangers Of A Damaged Tree Between Homes


A damaged tree can cause a number of problems even when it is out on its own in a big yard, but when its nestled between two homes it can put both properties at risk. A dead or damaged tree puts both houses in jeopardy of branches falling onto them or even the whole tree falling over. At the very least, a damaged tree can lean on a fence or even push it over.

Branches that fall on a house could potentially break windows, cause roof damage, rip off gutters, scrape exterior walls, or worse fall on a person standing near by. If the whole tree fell over, the level of damage or injury to each individual property would be so much greater. If the tree is large enough it could cause structural damage to more than just the roof and could even lead to plumbing issues.

If the tree is technically on your property, you will be held responsible for not only the damage to your home, but also for the damage to your neighbor’s home. If the tree is straddling property lines, it could cause more than property damage, it could also result in a conflicting and stressful situation between you and your neighbor.


How Should You Remove A Tree Between Two Houses


If a tree between you and the home next door is showing signs of weakness, decay or if the tree is dead, the most important thing you can do is to act quickly and have the tree removed as soon as possible, especially if there is not much room between the two houses.

Removing a tree is not an easy task when there is nothing in the surrounding area, but it becomes significantly more complicated when there isn’t much room to maneuver. If the proper precautions are not taken or the proper cuts made, the tree could fall on either houses and even cause damage to both houses regardless of which direction it falls.

The best way to cut down a tree between two houses is to hire a professional and experienced tree removal company. Nevada Tree Service in Las Vegas, NV has provided superior tree service since 1962 and has the experience needed to remove a tree regardless of its surroundings.

If your tree is putting your house and that of someone else’s at risk, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. You will only increase the risk of damage to the properties and create a serious risk of injuring yourself or anyone nearby. Before the tree can cause a costly problem or serious injury, call Nevada Tree Service at (702) 433-4700.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700