How Do You Trim Trunk Around Palm Tree???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by sundevilz, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. sundevilz

    sundevilz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I was wondering how you scrape the trunks around a palm tree. my customers have it done to some of the palms and want the others the same way. It looks like you use a blade to scrape around it or something. Id really appreciate any advice, thanks.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,199

    You have to use some big machete to take those dead hulls off. Guess that is what you are taking about?
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I use a machete.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    You use a razor knife or carpet cutter. You just keep slicing in very small increments and the base of the frawns just fall away. The frawns need to be dead and dried. You don't want to be doing it when you get to the white fleshy tissue you can kill the tree. Usually keep about a 18" "Pineapple" just be sure you are uniform with your cuts so the Pineapple looks good.

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