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Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 17, 2009 5:43 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by MrRational [MD]) Oct 17, 2009 6:10 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by John [NJ]) Oct 17, 2009 6:11 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 17, 2009 6:37 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Gloria [TN]) Oct 17, 2009 7:42 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by SAM [OR]) Oct 17, 2009 7:45 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by AllyM [NJ]) Oct 17, 2009 9:10 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Leigh [CA]) Oct 17, 2009 9:46 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 17, 2009 10:03 PM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by David [FL]) Oct 18, 2009 4:13 AM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Leigh [CA]) Oct 18, 2009 8:36 AM
       Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by NotThatJosh [CA]) Oct 18, 2009 3:16 PM


Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 5:43 PM
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Curious to know everyone’s cost to trim their palm trees, around 40’ tall. In the Los Angeles area most professional tree trimmers charge $275 per palm tree. I was able to get employees of a small company to do it after hours for $100 per tree. They had insurance and a contracting license. Thanks for any input. Robert --98.119.xxx.xx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by MrRational [MD]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 6:10 PM
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you assert: "They had insurance and a contracting license".

how certain are you that either of these were legitimate? as implied... I'd be very suspicious.

--65.127.xxx.xxx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 6:11 PM
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What's a palm tree?

John

New Jersey --68.193.x.xxx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 6:37 PM
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I saw the original pocket contractors license, a matching drivers license and upon looking them up on the California's Contrators web page, verified the info. Full liability and workers comp. --98.119.xxx.xx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Gloria [TN]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 7:42 PM
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Hahahaha John, funny, I go to Florida every year on vacation and you can spend that money if you want to but tourists don't really know the difference unless they are anal, then they care. Natural and untrimmed can work wometimes.

--208.252.xxx.xx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by SAM [OR]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 7:45 PM
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A saw a plastic one once --75.170.xx.xxx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 9:10 PM
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Saw those big tall ones in LA. They were impressive. Hard to imagine how they just keeping getting taller and taller. --76.99.xxx.xx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Leigh [CA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 9:46 PM
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Robert, $100 is a very good price for one tree, so you did good.

Some of it depends on the type of palm tree and how long it has been neglected.

We have allot of them on one property and originally when we got the property, we paid $80 per because they were let go and had long beards. Now we pay $40 per tree every year for King Palm trims (trimming only a few fronds and the seed pods) We get a deal because our management company had all of them done at once on 1000 properties (most multiunit in az have palms on the properties)

Palm trees are high maintenance. You have to keep the seed pods cut because otherwise they drop seeds which are slippery and can cause falls...a liability problem.

For Ally, yes they get taller and taller and bend in the wind and have very stubborn roots that hold on during hurricanes in Fl and monsoons in AZ.

There are three ubiquitous types of palms in Ca, Az, and CA, the King Palm, the classic very tall palm with the big "fans", the queen palms which you see on allot of residential and condo developments, which are more fern like and the date palms which have the very thick trunks and grow dates..date palms are usually not on residential properties but on farms.

The popular thing these days is to leave just a few fronds on the King Palms and highlight their trunks by winding them with tiny white Christmas lights....a stunning effect.

--70.179.xx.xxx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2009 10:03 PM
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Thanks Leigh for taking the time to give a really good answer, much appreciated. Robert --98.119.xxx.xx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by David [FL]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2009 4:13 AM
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The going rate here is 25 to 40 per tree. I am ready to start trimming mine at ground level one time only. --205.188.xxx.x




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by Leigh [CA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2009 8:36 AM
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David, we can get tree trimmers in AZ for $25- $30 if you have enough trees to make it worth their while but they are not licenced/bonded. They have no equipment and shimmy up the tree with spikes. They are spectacular to watch. We used to use them but worried about the liability. But the licenced and bonded types that have the cabs to put the worker right next to the tree, no climbing, are now charging $40 in AZ and give the insurance papers to the PM. --70.179.xx.xxx




Cost to trim Palm Tree? (by NotThatJosh [CA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2009 3:16 PM
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I used to have a palm tree, and ended up cutting it myself- I'd climb up those two story ladders and start cutting those fronds with a shear.

Technically, this was supposed to be done by the HOA. But, the PM was such an incompotent boob that it was easier to do it myself although I'd have to do it at night so nobody would catch me doing this. --24.30.xxx.xx





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