Recently, we heard a tale that we can’t verify, so we’ll present it here as fiction, but most will agree that it rings of truth. Apparently, the story involves a distraught business owner trying frantically to get a local, certified arborist to come to fix a problem caused by another tree care company. It seemed that a person from Ohio (where palm trees are as common as tooth faerie sightings) had moved to Texas and, for reasons known to anyone, opened up a landscaping company near Round Rock, Texas, and offered “quality” palm tree pruning. If you are thinking that this sounds like the end result is going to be really funny, unfortunately for the business owner spoken of here, it is.
The scene that real arborists went to see was described to us upon their return as something between a human sculpture with a “pineapple head” and a voodoo doll with unruly hair that has seen far too many needles. The skin of the tree was groomed as if by a rake and the roots were trimmed from ABOVE the ground in areas where the growth reached above the soil. The rest of the root problem was ignored in total. The whole thing was something that was far funnier than anything seen on sitcom television to everyone but the business owner was in a state of near panic. Thankfully, even this debacle was not something that a certified arborist could not fix, though it was not the simplest job in the world. That is fine with us, it only makes us better at what we do when things like happen. Never is it a worry.
Just the same, we do strongly advise everyone who hears these words to not allow any tree pruning need to go to a company that has isn't Full Canopy Tree Care, but this goes double for palm tree pruning. Ask around or read the bios of many tree “experts.” They have often moved to the area once reaching success in colder climates like Ohio, Alaska, or Maine. Maine? Do they have any idea what a palm tree needs? If they are learning on the fly, it will show.
This is not a problem that is common only in Round Rock, for many landscapers have retired to states like Florida, too, and opened tree pruning services “on the side.” Other companies are run by a bunch of hard bodied college kids who need some extra money for college books. They purchase a chainsaw and a lawnmower, throw up a website, and are the new “experts of palm tree pruning”. It would be funny if it did not end so badly for so many people who trust them. It takes more than a strong back and a sharpened blade to do the job correctly.
There really is only one way to ensure that these kinds of blights are not on your home or business, and that is to call the proven experts at Full Canopy Tree Care who know the trade. We can handle tight spaces, deep roots, roofing worries, and old “decrepit” trees. Most of all, we know what kinds of specific needs are inherit to palm trees, something that is painfully lacking in the popular Round Rock area.
These are the facts and now, it is time to realize them and to make a choice. Will overpriced and under-performing companies be trusted for those palm tree pruning needs, or will the proven experts at Full Canopy Tree Care be called? In many instances, it ends up being us who are called anyway, but too often to repair the deeds of misguided tree pruners from other companies. Don't let that be the fate of you or your land. Call the palm tree pruning masters at Full Canopy Tree Care today!