March 20, 2014
How far back to trim your palm tree
But it's not going to be cold again anytime soon around here, so it's time to trim. And I trim as closely as possible. There are different opinions on this, but my trees are very healthy and grow back very quickly. So much so, in fact, that I have to go back in a few weeks and re-trim the stubs, which continue growing. It's not absolutely necessary for the health of the tree, I just think it looks better.
By the way, if you see the leaves in the middle with a whiteish powder, don't be concerned. It's perfectly normal, and in fact it's the sign of a healthy tree.
OK, I have a few more trees left to trim, so it's back to work for me!
Posted by Brad Hall