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.
It was a ridiculously hot day and they worked virtually nonstop to get the job completed. It was done exactly as agreed, all timber stacked and manageable and the left tidy.