How do I trim a palm tree?
Palms can only be pruned to what is called a 9 to 3 cut which represents if you draw a horizontal line from 9:00am to 3:00pm on a watch. Pruning more fronds past the horizontal line is prohibited. Do not remove healthy green fronds. Doing so can cause the palms to have nutritional deficiencies and be more susceptible to palm diseases.

Any individual or entity for hire that improperly prunes a cabbage palm within a commercial or multi-family development shall be subject to a fine of $100 per tree.

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1. Do I have to get a permit to work on my own home?
2. Can I act as my own contractor?
3. How much does a building permit cost?
4. How many sets of drawings are required?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. What type of work requires a permit?
7. How do I determine if I am in a flood zone, and if flood insurance required?
8. Will I need a permit to remove trees?
9. What is a protected tree?
10. What is DBH?
11. Do I need a permit to remove a protected tree?
12. What criteria used to determine if a permit will be approved?
13. What trees are exempt from permitting?
14. Do I need a permit to prune or trim a protected tree?
15. How much does a tree removal permit cost?
16. Do I have to replace trees being removed?
17. What is a replacement tree?
18. My neighbor’s tree is hanging over my property, can I prune it?
19. How do I trim a palm tree?
20. What happens if a tree is illegally removed or pruned illegally beyond repair?
21. Can I plant a tree on my property?
22. Who do I contact for maintenance of the trees in city right- of- ways or easements?