Happy Monday! It’s summer, which means now’s the time to trim your palms if you need to. If the fronds are brown, they are not going to turn green again and should be cut off the tree. There’s no need to trim green fronds, unless they’re brushing up against a building or blocking a sidewalk/path. Cutting off too many healthy fronds can even weaken a tree.

When trimming palms, wear gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself from the sharp fronds. Prune from the top down, and use hand pruners or a pruning saw depending on the frond size. Cutting the fronds at least 2 inches from the trunk will reduce damage to the tree. If you see any seed pods while pruning, you should remove them. When you’re done, dispose of the cut fronds or seeds quickly. All parts of the palm are toxic to animals if eaten, so it’s best not to leave any debris on the ground.

We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions or need help trimming your trees.