There are many reasons why a palm tree might need to be removed. Maybe it’s growing too close to an electrical wire, or maybe it has an incurable disease.

Whatever the reason, you may be wondering how easy and safe it is to remove a palm tree, which is what we’ll be looking at today.

How easy is it to remove a palm tree?

There are a few factors that determine how easy it is to remove a palm tree. Namely, the size of the tree and its maturity.

Larger palm trees will naturally be harder to remove than smaller ones, and relatively young palm trees are easier to remove than older trees.

Generally, palm trees can be easier to remove than other trees. Provided the soil has been moistened beforehand, it shouldn’t be too difficult to dig up a palm tree as their roots only grow about 36 inches deep, instead growing out horizontally.

Nonetheless, palm trees are very heavy and so removing them risks causing damage to the surrounding area. In order to remove the tree safely and give it the best chance of recovery, it’s always best to hire a professional for the process.

How to remove a palm tree

With the help of a professional, removing a palm tree in a way that doesn’t damage the tree or the surrounding area can be a simple process.

The palm tree can be removed in a number of ways, whether it’s by hand or using heavy machinery.

Unless the tree is badly diseased, it’s always a better idea to try and save the tree when removing it. With the help of professional tree minders, your palm tree can be removed in a way that saves the roots, allowing it to be planted again somewhere else.

What else to consider

Before you remove the palm tree, it’s important to look at your local government’s laws regarding the removal of tall trees. There may be laws against the removal of your tree, whether due to safety concerns or because the tree is protected, so make sure you do your research beforehand.

Tree Specs are experts in palm tree removal in Auckland. To find out more, contact us today.