Phoenix palm removal

Phoenix Palms can be problematic in New Zealand due to their fast growth and propensity to spread by dropping seeds.

The plant is on the the list of environmentally damaging plants which means in most cases they can be removed without resource consent regardless of size. Although a good specimen can make a grand garden ornament, many customers opt for phoenix palm removal due to their dangerous spiky fronds and high pruning costs when they get large.

Phoenix Palm Removal is a challenging task due to the plant’s spines, and the unhygienic nests of pigeons and rats that frequently occupy the canopy. For health and safety reasons, manually climbing of these palms is not permitted by our company. More preferable methods for removal are straight felling, cranes and aerial lifts such as cherry pickers.

These palms are a lot easier to deal with when they are small so if yours is in an inappropriate place we suggest you act now!

The photo to the right shows two enormous palms about to be lifted over the roof of the building using a 100 ton crane. This is an extreme example and cranes are not always necessary, however, this job would have been near impossible without one.

Where possible we try to use a hiab as shown in the time lapse video above. This is much safer, tidier and quicker than removal by manual climbing.

North Shore residential services

Tree King is the only company with a yard on the North Shore who has the capability to off load chip produced on the job, ensuring more time spent working on your trees than driving to other drop off locations.  This fact along with our small coverage area, modern machinery and high volume trucks makes our crews highly efficient.

Tree King holds independently audited certification in Safety, Environmental and Quality standards. We are committed to maintaining the highest performance in all parts of our operation with a focus on continuous  improvement in our business systems.

Happy Clients

We had Tree King remove and stump grind a couple of mature queen palms. They were located at the back of the property and one was up on a bank and hard to get to. The guys did a great job without damaging any of the surrounding garden, fence or our roof! Communication was excellent, both in relation to the initial quote and arranging a time to do the job. Would highly recommend.


Stump grind queen palms

Health and Safety excellence

The health and safety of our staff, clients and community is of the highest importance to Tree King. Our robust systems are regularly audited internally and externally to maintain our excellent track record for workplace safety. We ensure continual improvement while maintaining industry relevance with the latest operational practices.