Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator
Just a friendly reminder that as summer is approaching us it is time to have your palm trees trimmed. Pruning should be performed no more than once a year, if done, preferably at the end of June or July.
Please determine if it is time for you to prune your palm tree.
Prune to remove dead or dying fronds
To remove potential fire hazards, especially near buildings or your home
To prevent damage to buildings or homes during high winds
To remove fruit, seeds and flowers
To prevent breeding areas for scorpions and other rodents
Palms really only need to be trimmed when fronds (or leaves) die off or are broken, or when the tree begins to flower or bear fruit.
Look for dead or dying fronds (leaves) on the tree
Look for broken fronds which should be removed before they are torn off and cause damage to the tree
Look for palm flowers and fruit stalks which use up energy and slow the growth of the tree
If you are trimming your tree yourself and you are not using a tree service, I do have some easy instructions on how to trim your palm tree. Feel free to stop by the HOA office and I will provide you with some easy instructions.