O & R Lawn Care Service

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by orlawncaresvc, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some palm tree trimming.

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  2. With all due respect, you guys took off too many fronds....
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  3. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Really? Huh, But that was a good proper trimming for those palms. They needed a good trimming and a good cleaning of the old cut frongs and dry shells.
     
  4. We call that hurricane cutting in Florida. Most homeowners and LCOs here have this idea that palms should be left with 2-3 fronds which is false. Palms store food in the fronds sonwhen you remove a live frond you are removing food. The palm research experts at the University of Florida recommend only removing dead fronds, fruits, and flowers. Now, if you must remove live fronds, it is recommended to go no higher than the 3 and 9 o'clock position. Now, I don't think you guys in Cali have as many problems with nutrient deficiencies as we do in Florida, but just throwing out some knowledge. I didn't mean any harm.
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  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is the best post on lawnsite ever!!! :laugh:

    you guys are awesome man. why have i not seen this thread before? you and your crew do great work man. i love it when guys post alot of pics like this. it helps the rest of us learn how to do things. most guys show very little pics or none at all. keep up the great work man!!! i love how you guys see a need for your business and you just build it yourself. that's so cool.:cool2:
     
  6. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    No harm taken. Actually thanks for the info. Yeah here in Cali palms are always given a trim this way. I know it looks like we harm them but it actually does them well.
     
  7. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jason, thanks. Glad you enjoy the thread. We appreciate it when you guys go through our thread and have anything to say about it. Also glad our thread is some kind of a help to you. We like to post as many pics as possible. Our thread has been on here for a while now you probably just haven't seen it lately because I haven't been on here lately to update it.
     
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah i just realized it was started before i joined lawnsite. keep up the great work. i can't wait to see more pics.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your ramp angle looks a lot better than the commerical ones. They are unsafe to go up and down with a 21". Is the force to close those gates reasonable or will you add an assist device.
     
  10. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are pretty reasonable to close. We made them of much lighter material. Unlike the ones that others build with stronger heavier material. But there's always the possibility of us making an assist for them. And believe me when I say it. We can make them ourselves. Thanks for looking.
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