Palm Tree Maintenance is best left to a qualified arborist.

Tree Maintenance Tauranga & Rotorua Wide

They will know exactly how to approach the job. There are a lot of palms throughout Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Because of this, Tree Tech NZ has had a lot of experience in both maintaining and removing palms if they have grown too big from their original situation. The palms most commonly seen are the Phoenix Palm, Queen Palm, Fan Palm and Bangalow Palm.

Your palm tree needs maintenance when you spot brown or yellow fronds usually wilted or hanging down. The yellow spots on old leaves indicate that your palm tree has a potassium deficiency ̶ if you see a change of colours on the palm fronds, we highly recommend they are trimmed or removed so that growth of the tree is not stunted.

Benefits of Maintaining Palm Trees

Palm Tree Maintenance will extend the life of the Palm and keep it looking its best. Maintaining your palm trees helps them grow to their maximum height, providing a great amount of shade from the sun and enhancing your property’s overall look.

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Palm Tree Maintenance Hamilton Wide

Proper palm tree maintenance and care ensures that your palm trees grow healthily, and your property’s beauty is enhanced with a tropical vibe.

Palm trees are a common sight in properties across New Zealand. A palm tree makes for a stunning garden feature. But with time, as old growth dies off, your palm tree can become unsightly. Dead fronds should be removed before they cause property damage or injure members of your family. 

So it’s important to take care of your palm tree from time to time. Regular palm tree pruning and maintenance by an experienced arborist will keep your trees healthy. When left unchecked, dead and unhealthy fronds will begin hanging from your palm tree, which will look unattractive and shabby. 

At Tree Tech NZ, we offer tree maintenance services across the Bay of Plenty & Waikato region. Our experienced arborists will inspect your palm tree to remove dry, diseased and wilted fronds. 

Palm Tree Maintenance Services in Rotorua

Pruning Palms

Like any tree, the fronds of a palm tree will dry and wither over time. Only when the old frond dies, new ones grow. So, regular maintenance keeps the tree in good health, paving the way for more growth. 

Here are some of the benefits of palm tree pruning:

  • Frond removal helps prevent damage to property and people
  • Frond removal helps beautify your palms
  • Seed pod removal
  • Improved light
  • Prevent rodents and possum from damaging your tree
  • Husk removal  

Weeding Palms

Keeping weeds at least 2 to 3 feet from the palm’s trunk ensures a tidy appearance and good growth. Our arborists will inspect your garden to identify the best solution. Once the palm is mature, a herbicide can be safely used to get rid of the weeds. For younger palm trees, hand weeding is a better option. Our tree maintenance specialists in Rotorua will also place mulch around the palm, which will not only help suppress the weeds but also keep the ground moist, providing food for the palm. 

Fertilising Palms

Fertilising your palms regularly will keep them healthy. This is a highly effective way to maintain your palm trees. Our arborists will use a slow-release fertiliser for the best results. This not only is safe for the palm trees but it works better too. 

While most plans primarily need three elements – Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, they also need magnesium, calcium and sulphur as well as trace elements like chlorine, boron, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, molybdenum and nickel. That’s why our tree maintenance specialists in Tauranga and Rotorua use a fertiliser containing microelements or micronutrients. 

Why Hire Our Tree Maintenance Experts in Tauranga

  • Avoid Injury – Several palm species have thorns that can make pruning a hazardous job. Palm trimming – especially when ladders are involved – is a dangerous task for amateurs. Our experienced arborists can remove palm fronds efficiently and safely. 
  • We Get it Right – You must realise that too much trimming can damage healthy fronds, which can slow the growth, making your palm tree susceptible to pests and disease. With years of experience in palm tree pruning, our tree maintenance specialists in Tauranga assure you of stellar results. 
  • We Scale the Tallest Palms – Scaling tall palms is no mean feat. It’s nothing like scaling a regular tree. This is not something you should attempt. It’s a task that’s left to trained and experienced arborists. Our trained arborists can scale tall palms effortlessly without the help of a cherry picker. 

What We Do

Our expert arborists will trim each frond the right distance from the trunk to avoid damaging the tree. They will also give information on how to care for your palms. For example, palm trees grow faster in warmer seasons, therefore watering should be adjusted accordingly.

Providing quality care and service throughout the
Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions.