Forest Lake Palm removal
Jim a resident of Forest Lake, called us to resolve a common problem. His two Alexander Palms growing along his boundary fence in his back yard had gotten too tall for comfort and needed to be removed he told us.
His relationship with his neighbour, “usually a cheerful chappy”, Jim says, is now strained over this ‘matter of the Palms!’. Aside from a curt hello, we are not on speaking terms Jim confided. The solution? “Good riddance to the Palms,” Jim said.
The Palm was dropping dead fronds on his neighbour’s flimsy mower shed and dinting the roof something shocking. Understandably his neighbour was not happy. “I can suffer the loss of my beautiful palms but I can’t suffer the loss of a good neighbour”, in his own words.
As to the wrong and rightfulness of each neighbours actions, we reserve our opinion but you do have to stand back and admire Jim’s yielding humble spirit.
He valued his relationship with his neighbour so much that the Palms were just a trifle, a dandruff fleck that needed to be flicked off the shoulder. If only more people could follow his example.
But let’s not do that speel now, we’ll run out of time and mega bites. That’s a yarn for a different setting, a whole other subject. Suffice to say, Bravo Jim for your admirable contribution towards world peace.
We were happy to help Jim put the smile back on his neighbour’s face.
Given the circumstance, we were walking into we were especially motivated to help Jim.
Before us was two tallish Alexander palms growing as a cluster thus typically splayed moderately.
Our climber stepped into the worlds finest harness in our opinion, a Teufelberger Tree Motion, securing the 3 brass buckles with a click, click and a click, just that easy. Stabbing the Buckingham spikes into the trunk of the Alexander palm on the accent, he had reached the crown in no time.
With 2 pulls of his hand saw each frond in turn slowly collapsed, folding down on the trunk before it was in hand and gingerly allowed to make its feathery descent to the drop zone.
The “young leaf pointy spear” at the crowns centre axis is removed with care as it is not named a leaf spear without reason.