Felling of palm trees
Palm felling in Alicante, Murcia, Valencia and Castellón.
At Raíz Verde we are specialists in felling or cutting any palm tree, regardless of its size or the difficulty of the operation. There are several reasons why it is decided to cut down or cut palm trees and it is essential that this work is carried out by experts, so as not to endanger the operators or nearby infrastructures. Once the pertinent palm tree felling has been carried out, we will proceed to the pruning collection for its correct processing, being responsible with the environment. From Raíz Verde we also offer the service of sale of palm trees, raised in our nurseries, to replace specimens in your garden or expand the landscape.
WHEN SHOULD WE CUT OUR PALM TREE?
We suggest that the decision of the felling of palm trees It is taken with the advice of a professional in the field, a service that we have at Raíz Verde. Before felling, the risks and the context in which the specimen is found must be taken into account. On some occasions, clients request pruning because one or more palm trees present a risk to the land, buildings or people.
Especially in these cases, the opinion of a professional is essential, since they will evaluate the existence of danger, its seriousness and the best way to solve it. Here are the main reasons for requesting the felling of palm trees:
High risk of falling
There are many palm trees that over the years begin to deteriorate, presenting wounds on their trunks. In these cases, we recommend that this palm tree be checked by one of our specialists so that you can assess the danger of the specimen. Such a specialist will recommend its felling in the event that the probability of falling is high. If we do not proceed with it, this palm tree could fall naturally in the future by the wind. This would represent an unforeseen and uncontrolled fall, which could cause various material and personal damages.
Red weevil infection
A pest that causes endless damage to palm trees. When the red palm weevil has generated damage that affects the stability of the palm tree, it must be cut down, since it greatly increases the risk of falling.
It is also possible that the red weevil has attacked the upper part of the palm tree, the walloon, killing the specimen's bud. As a consequence, the palm tree can no longer recover and must be felled to prevent falls and the spread of the pest.
Another of the cases in which the felling of palm trees is necessary is when these specimens are abandoned and totally devastated by the red weevil. In these cases, the only thing that can be done to clean up that area or plot is to cut down all the palm trees that are highly affected and take their remains to an authorized landfill.
Constructions or buildings
When planning to carry out construction in a place where there are palm trees, logging is sometimes necessary in order to carry out the construction. However, it is necessary to know that in some Spanish towns this is an illegal practice.
In Elche and Orihuela, for example, palm trees are considered a World Heritage Site and must be integrated into new buildings.
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Methods for felling palm trees
This method is chosen when there is enough space for the palm tree to fall completely to the ground. This movement is totally controlled by the operators, thus guaranteeing a clean fall that does not cause any type of damage.
Felling by clutch technique with cranes
This is the modality most chosen by a palm tree or palm cutter. In this method of felling we work together with a crane, chosen in relation to the dimensions and weight of the palm tree that we want to cut. It consists of clutching and securing large pieces at the top of the palm tree, making a cut under said grip and lowering that section of trunk to the ground. This movement is repeated continuously until the whole specimen is disassembled.
However, in some occasions and if the capacities of the crane allow it, the palm tree can be cut completely with this method. The crane is responsible for dropping it little by little on the ground without causing any damage and, once there, it will be dismantled manually with chainsaws.
Logging with basket truck or lifting platform
This technique consists of accessing the upper part of the palm tree with the basket to proceed with its felling, cutting the specimen from top to bottom into easily manipulated pieces without causing any risk.
In these cases it is very important that the crane is of the correct dimensions for each specific job. Otherwise, the operator may be forced to make a cut in an uncomfortable way and not be able to direct it in an optimal way, increasing the risk of damage.
Felling by rise and cut technique
With this method, the palm tree or palm tree harvester climbs the specimen in a traditional way, from the bottom to the top. On this ascent, the operator will gradually remove the branches and once at the top, he will chop up the trunk of the palm tree as he goes down, until he is completely felling.
From green roots we encourage replanting, thus recommending that after cutting down any palm tree for whatever reason, proceed to plant a small potted palm tree.