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Sep 21, Use pruning shears, loppers or a pole saw to trim off the branches. What tool you use will depend on the height of the tree and the size of the limb you are cutting. Cut off the frond where the stem attaches to the queen palm’s trunk. Do not cut into the palm’s trunk section. A ladder may be required, as queen palms can reach 50 feet.
Apr 29, Cut the frond parallel to the queen palm's trunk and no closer than 2 to 3 inches from the trunk, as incisions are unlikely to heal and can be an entry point for diseases and insects. You can trim the dead leaves using hand tools such as a lopper or a pruning saw. Queen palms have a spread of up to 25 feet, with the fronds growing at the top of a single trunk. Palm trees drop dead fronds naturally, but you can hurry the process with pruning if you want the.
Only remove fronds that hang downward. Simply cut frond about 2”-3” from trunk using a cut that is parallel to the trunk. During summer months it’s common to get some brown tips. It’s OK to just trim off the brown and leave the green portion of the frond.
Trimming is usually necessary once or twice a year. Mar 14, Generally, you’ll need pruners, garden knives, and pruning saws when you are trimming a palm tree. Wear safety glasses and protective gloves, as well as heavy pants and a shirt with long sleeves. Remove any hanging, dead or unhealthy fronds.