It seems rather bizarre that people that don’t live in Las Vegas just assume that there is no landscape here and that we are just a desert. Nothing could be further from the truth. Southern Nevada is filled with lush landscaping and basically an oasis in the desert. Our hospitality properties on the Las Vegas strip employ hundreds of personnel just to maintain the beautiful landscape designs they create. Those landscaping teams handle just about any and all of the maintenance on the landscaping except the larger trees and shrubs. Most of the trees that require trimming and the palm tree trimming is all outsourced to one of many tree trimming and maintenance companies.
Tree trimming here in Las Vegas is a huge business as there are many residential areas that have beautiful landscaped areas. There are several communities that are in what is called an HOA (Home Owner Association). Within these HOA neighborhoods it is very popular to have beautifully landscaped common areas. In my personal community here in Las Vegas, we have over 150 palm trees alone. That’s not counting all the pine trees and additional shrubs. We have a professional tree trimming and maintenance company come through our neighborhood about 2 to 3 times per year for the heavy tree trimming and tree removal. We even have a landscape staff that is present daily to handle smaller tree trimming and typical landscape issues.
It is essential to the trees that they get the proper maintenance and palm tree trimming as necessary. It is also recommended that you would hire a professional palm tree trimming and tree removal business rather than try to do that yourself. The last thing you want to do is climb 40 feet in the air to try and perform the tree trimming job on your own. Most of the time it is obvious when there is a tree that needs to be trimmed or even removed. Palm tree trimming is done most of the time in spring and fall. You will be able to see the brownish branches sprouted out from the tree as well as the dead flower like twigs. It is necessary to get rid of the flowery branches in the tree trimming process as they can cause a huge maintenance issue to the area below. Not only can they make a huge mess in your yard, but the little seeds can blow in the wind to other properties as well.
One of the things that scare me the most about palm trees that are not trimmed is the ability for them to catch fire very easily. Last year, just before our community was scheduled for the palm tree trimming process, we had a fire. The condominium had some highly flammable items in the garage and caught on fire in merely seconds. The winds were gusting up to about 40 miles per hour and the palm trees in front of the condominium caught on fire. The dead parts of the tree that were on fire were now flying through the air. They went from building to building and the first thing that caught fire were the palm trees. That spread to the roofs and then directly into the condominiums. This is why it is important that you keep up with any palm tree trimming maintenance at all times.
Another important reason to keep up with the tree trimming process is the fact that palm trees are a perfect breeding ground for both insects and rodents. One of the largest problem here in Las Vegas is that communities, especially on golf courses, will go too long to perform the tree trimming maintenance. There are several areas in town that have serious rodent problems due to the fact that they are living in the palm trees. Palm trees that are not kept up are also a great space for bug infestations. Scorpions and bees find them to be a perfect spot to live. Once pest’s have chosen a palm tree as their home, it is extremely difficult to exterminate them. It can take several attempts to remove both rodents and insects once they call the tree their home.
Tree trimming maintenance and tree removal assessments are available for free from any professional tree trimming business here in the valley. One that we always use is Las Vegas Palm Tree Pros. You can find them on the internet at lasvegaspalmtreepros.com. They even have a form that you can fill out online to get a free estimate that way. Typically, most tree trimming jobs can be done within a week or two depending the time of year and how busy the company is. It is important to pick a professional palm tree trimming business that guarantees the removal of the items that they trimmed. You certainly don’t want to be left with a huge mess that even the local trash service won’t pick up.