Palm tree removal may seem harsh considering how beautiful these trees are, but they are a necessary step for safety reasons and certain land developments. Palm trees don’t follow the same rules as regular tree removal and they can be difficult to remove. They require the knowledge of expert arborists.  

If you’re looking for palm tree removal in Auckland, this blog is perfect! We will be going through the ins and outs of why palm tree removal requires a specialist and how an Auckland arborist will ensure a smooth process for all. 

When Should You Look Into Palm Tree Removal? 

Once you’ve decided that you want to have a palm tree removed, you should consider the season. It is said that the best time to remove a palm tree is in late winter or early spring, as this is before new growth begins. 

Nevertheless, if this is an emergency palm tree removal, where you want it removed for safety reasons due to tree disease or death, the season is irrelevant. An experienced Auckland arborist will be aware of tree conditions and be able to advise on the current state of your palm tree. 

How Is The Palm Tree Removed? 

Removing a palm tree is a very extensive operation that will require several tools. There are a few notes your arborist should be aware of when cutting down a palm tree: 

  1. Inspect the current health of the palm tree. If there is an infestation of insects or rodents, it’s vital to remove it instantly. 
  2. As these are very dense and heavy trees, safety equipment must be present to ensure the protection of everyone around. 
  3. In addition, the roots of a palm tree are extensive and will also require a separate step to ensure they’re completely removed. 

The most common method to physically remove the palm tree involves using a chainsaw to cut the trunk into small pieces, easily removed from top to bottom. However, the crown of the palm tree will typically be removed first. 

Why Is It Important To Remove Palm Tree Roots? 

Palm trees have extensive root systems that can even reach as far as 20 feet deep. With an average depth between 8 – 12 feet, it is a challenge to get them removed. Your arborist will need to make sure that they have destroyed a significant amount of the roots to ensure regrowth will not occur.

What Is Done With The Palm Tree Trunk and Stump? 

The palm tree’s trunk is firstly removed, which is usually done by segmenting. Beginning from the top, the segmented pieces of the trunk will be removed and gently lowered down. Once the stump is only remaining, you will have a selection of trunk segments which are easily transported. 

The stump is typically ground or removed. Stump grinding does not involve deep extraction and merely grinds the stump down to a size that can also take care of tree roots. Stump removal involves the physical removal of the stump, but this does leave a substantial hole in the ground – this will typically be filled with top solid and organic material. 

A1 Sure Services 

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!