What is the best way to remove "boots"

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ncmark, May 17, 2005.

  1. ncmark

    ncmark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    From Cabbage Palms? I had two installed 2 weeks ago.

  2. surfisher211

    surfisher211 LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 141

    ok im lost what are boots ? all i know of boots is u untie them and pull them off ;)
  3. ncmark

    ncmark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    That are left when you trim the fronds
  4. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    They all won't come off. The ones that will, I find it best to use an extendable saw. If you don't have on get one because you'll appreciate it. Luckily Cabbage palms don't grow to fast so a once a year light trimming is all they should need. Slide the saw blade between the trunk and the boot and start sawing. Should come off without much problem. There will probably be at least 4-5 rows of boots at the top that shouldn't come off. At least I've never seen any without at least that many.

    Good luck, Cabbage palms are a nice addition to landscapes. Out of curiousity, how tall are they and what did they cost installed?
  5. ncmark

    ncmark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I paid $600 total. The night they were installed we had 4" of rain and 65 mph winds. The 11' fell down and they came back and re-installed. I felt bad for the guy so I slipped him a Grant for his trouble.

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