Florida’s tropical climate is an ideal place for palm trees. That is why you can see them everywhere, from street sides and commercial properties to hospitals, parks, and residential areas. But once they start posing a threat, no matter their placement, you are obligated to remove them and prevent possible hazards.


No matter how beautiful your palm trees are, remove them as soon as they endanger your safety! 

Palm trees come in various shapes and sizes. Some reach for the sky while others grow their fronds closer to the ground. Whatever type of palm tree you have on your property, the most important thing you can do for your tree and your safety is to take care of them. Pruning and trimming are obligatory, as well as storm preparation and root examinations. 

If you do not take proper care of your palm trees, they could soon become dangerous, and you will have no other option but to remove them. 

Here are several signs that you should remove your palm tree: 

  • The trunk is severely damaged 
  • The trunk is leaning 
  • The roots are unstable 
  • Fronds are yellow 
  • More than 50% of fronds have dried 
  • The palm tree is infected or under a pest attack.

Leaving palm trees unattended for a long time can lead to safety issues. For example, if a palm tree has unstable roots or is leaning to one side, it is only a matter of time before it falls and destroys anything in its way, including buildings, vehicles, fences, and other trees. In the case of a tropical storm or a hurricane, such palm trees will not be able to withstand harsh winds and will cause even more damage. 

Sick and attacked palm trees can be cured and restored to their previous state. Sometimes pest control services can help you exterminate little menaces and diseases if you notice them in time and act immediately. But if you let your palm tree fight alone, the chances are it will not make it, and you will have to remove it. Also, a sick palm tree can infect an entire forest before you even realize what is going on. So keep your eyes open, and check your palms regularly. 

The safest way of removing palm trees is by hiring a professional tree removal service. Our specialists will help you determine the condition of the tree and will remove it in the safest way possible. Our services include small and large palm tree removal

Please note that rootball removal is not included in the palm tree removal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Palm Tree Removal 

Do I need a permit to remove a palm tree in Florida? 

The short answer is: sometimes. Florida law forbids removing some types of trees, even on private properties. You might pay a fine if you remove them. But most of the time, you can remove a palm tree from your property without any legal issues. If you are not sure if the law protects particular palm tree species, contact your local authorities and consult them about your removal. 

Can I remove a palm tree alone? 

You can remove a palm tree alone, but what is the price of it? Since palm trees have thick and heavy trunks and large fronds. Removing them alone could destroy everything in the fall zone. We advise you to put your safety first and contact a professional palm tree removal service.

What is the easiest way of removing a palm tree? 

The easiest way to remove a palm tree is to contact a professional tree removal service. They will estimate the tree and remove it safely from your property. 

Will my palm tree grow back if I cut it down?

If you cut down the palm tree trunk it will not grow back. The only way a single-stem palm tree will grow back is if you cut it at the crownshaft. But you have to cut carefully because if you damage it, the palm will not grow back. Multi-stem palm trees will grow back even if you cut the trunk.