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Felling of palm trees

PALM TREES

Palm felling in Alicante, Murcia, Valencia and Castellón.

At Raíz Verde we are specialized in felling or cutting any palm tree regardless of its size or the difficulty of the operation. The reasons why it is decided to cut down one or more palm trees are different. Likewise, it is essential that this work is carried out by experts, otherwise the operators and nearby infrastructure may be endangered. Once the relevant palm trees have been cut, we proceed to the collection of remains, for its correct process and being responsible with the environment.

If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you. At Raíz Verde we are always available to answer any question or emergency, even on weekends or holidays.

WHEN SHOULD WE CUT OUR PALM TREE?

At Raíz Verde we suggest that the decision of the felling of palm trees It is taken with the advice of a professional in the matter, because the different situations and context in which we find ourselves must be taken into account. On some occasions, the reason is found in the perception that the specimen may pose a risk to the owner or his environment. However, an expert should be consulted who is the one who can really assess the existence of danger or not and to what degree. In many cases, the risk of the palm tree falling is usually minimal or null. And therefore the main reasons why palm trees are necessarily cut down are:

1

High risk of falling

There are many palm trees that over the years begin to deteriorate, growing wounds on their trunks. Therefore, we recommend that said palm tree be reviewed by one of our specialists, so that he can assess the danger of the specimen. Said specialist will recommend its felling in the event that the probability of falling is high. If it is not cut down, said palm tree may fall naturally due to the wind in the future, this being an unforeseen and uncontrolled fall, which may cause various damages, both material and personal.

2

Red weevil infection

This pest has caused endless damage to palm trees. When these damages have affected the stability of the palm tree and therefore increase the possibility of its fall, it should be felled.

We also find palm trees that have been attacked from the top, that is, the walloon and have finished off the bud of the specimen, thus ending its chances of recovery. Therefore, it must be cut down.

In addition, we find abandoned palm trees that have been devastated by the red weevil. On this occasion, the only thing that can be done to clean up that area or plot is to cut down all the palm trees that are severely affected and take their remains to an authorized landfill.

3

Constructions or buildings

When you want to carry out a construction in a place where there are palm trees, on some occasions the felling of them is demanded in order to carry out the building. But, it is very important to note that carrying out this practice is illegal. In fact, in the towns of Elche and Orihuela, palm trees are considered world heritage sites, with the normal development of palm trees prevailing over possible constructions.

Palm felling in Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and Castellón
For these jobs it is essential to have a good team of tools and professionals who are able to use them safely and professionally.

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Methods for felling palm trees

Palm felling in Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and Castellón

1

Direct abatement

This option is carried out when there is enough space for the palm tree to fall completely to the ground; this movement being totally controlled by the operators, thus guaranteeing a fall that does not cause any type of damage.

2

Felling by clutch technique with cranes

This is the modality that the palm grower or palm tree harvester is most likely to choose or authorize to carry out the felling. In this case, we work together with a crane according 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 to later make a cut below said grip in order to lower that section of trunk to the ground. This movement is repeated continuously until the entire specimen is disassembled.

However, on some occasions, if the capacities of the crane allow it, the palm tree can be cut completely. 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 the relevant chainsaws.

3

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 manageable pieces without causing any risk. In these cases it is very important that the crane is of the correct dimensions for each specific job. This is because, otherwise, the operator may be forced to make an uncomfortable cut, such as too large and not able to direct it in an optimal way.

4

Felling by rise and cut technique

This practice consists of raising the palm tree using the traditional method, from bottom to top. Thus, the operator will gradually remove the branches on the way up and once up, he will chop up the trunk of the palm tree as he goes down until he is completely felling.

Palm felling in Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and Castellón

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.

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