What Is Involved in Professional Palm Cleaning?

What Is Involved in Professional Palm Cleaning?

Palm trees can be an incredible addition to your landscaping, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance to uphold their aesthetic, health, and safety on your property. Even though palm trees are considered low maintenance, twice-per-year seasonal pruning as well as cleaning is vital. While smaller palm trees can be an easy chore, mature palm trees may require a professional with the correct tools and technique to ensure there is no irreversible damage made to the tree.

Whether you purchased a fan palm or other variety, the Coachella Valley palm tree experts at Desert Empire Palms can help you ensure your palm is beautiful and thriving with professional palm cleaning! 

For questions about professional palm tree cleaning, Call our team today! 

Why Do I Need Professional Palm Tree Cleaning?

Like any plant or tree in your garden, maintaining a palm tree with adequate seasonal cleaning is necessary to stimulate growth, avoid disease, and keep it healthy and beautiful. There are several reasons why palm tree cleaning is needed:

  1. Stimulating growth: Your palm will grow strong and healthy for years to come! An unkempt palm can become susceptible to storm damage, fire risk, disease and breakage.
  2. Tree and property damage prevention: Removing dead palm fronds will help to avoid excess weight and debris, that can cause breakage of the trunk. Fallen palm fronds and snapped trunks can also fall onto and damage cars, roofs, and other parts of your property.
  3. Avoid fire hazards: Excess and unkempt debris can become a fire hazard. After pruning, your palm can become extra hairy, creating even more of a fire hazard, so cleaning should be part of your pruning and maintenance routine.
  4. Prevent diseases and pest infestations: Unkempt palms can attract house pests such as rodents and bats, which can spread disease and become a sanitation issue.
  5. Aesthetic appeal: The curb appeal and property value of your home can be attributed to how well you maintain your palm tree landscape. Cleaning your palms keeps your trees beautiful and valuable.

What is Involved in Palm Tree Cleaning?

With smaller palm trees that are not considered self-cleaning, you can often handle pruning and cleaning on your own with hand tools to remove brown fronds. However, with larger trees, you’ll want to call in the professionals.

Larger palm trees will require climbing very high heights, and as a result, using specialized techniques and tools. This process can be dangerous to you and potentially damaging to your tree when attempted on your own. Removing excess fronds is only one step in the cleaning process. Your professional palm tree cleaner will also remove the trunk hair, remove any dead or loose blades from the fronds, and cut visible fruit and flowers as needed to allow the growth to focus on producing bright green, beautiful fronds. Excess weight and foliage otherwise contribute to an unkempt tree, inviting the above issues.

While pruning is ideal to complete in the summer after a palm’s speedy spring growth, cleaning is best to schedule in the spring when the climate is mild, and the palm can recover easily. You do want to avoid cleaning or pruning too often, as removing too many fronds at once may cause stress to your tree and leave it vulnerable during the colder months. Only dry, diseased, and dead fronds should ever be removed, as well as damaged branches and brown leaves; fresh, green fronds are the mark of a healthy tree!

Your Coachella Valley Professional Palm Tree Cleaning Services

At Desert Empire Palms, we understand the necessity of palm tree maintenance. Some palms, such as they are self-cleaning and will usually drop fronds for you to collect. You do not want to clean or prune your palm too much, either. Overall, professional palm tree cleaning is dependent on your palm tree type, size, and age. If you are unsure when, how, or if your palm tree needs professional palm tree cleaning in the Coachella Valley, Desert Empire Palms is here to assist you! Our professional tree growers have decades of palm tree experience and can help you ensure your palm tree landscape remains beautiful, healthy, and safe for years to come.

Contact Desert Empire Palms in the Coachella Valley now for all of your fan palm needs!