Palm Tree Removal/Trimming

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by Property101, 14th Feb, 2020.

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  1. Property101

    Property101 Well-Known Member

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    Hello I would love to have a palm tree removed... But I am wondering if it would be easier to have it cut in half.

    Therefore avoiding council approval and time wasting.

    Also need a privet tree removed (does this need approval)?

    Any advice or costs would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. robboat

    robboat Well-Known Member

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    You can chop about 1 m from the ground and let it rot if you have time...
    Otherwise (depending on the size of the palm) it can be a big job to dig it out.
    We use a Bobcat to rip out the smaller trees - it still struggles sometimes.
    And the other problem is termites love palms...especially dead ones!
    Council approval is dependent on your local rules...you need to check.
    Here at Fraser Coast you even have to check the mango trees as some are heritage listed.
     
  3. Property101

    Property101 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your very helpful response.
     
  4. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Privet trees are a pain.

    If you don't dig them out roots and all, cut them and apply undiluted glyphosate (like Zero) while the cut is still fresh.

    I'd suspect a council won't mind them being removed, but check. Out neighbour has one, and seeds are easily spread by birds. I have to frequently search and destroy.
     
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  5. Outside Space Guy

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    You can also check your local Council's weeds list what can be removed from your property.
     
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