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Palms need a lot of care and can become a real problem if you don’t know what to expect. Dead fronds are sharp, and can cause injuries, especially to children and pets. This is a specialist job, especially with large trees.
Palm trees attract rats. They can grow to enormous heights, and could cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties. They aren't good shade trees. They have also been known to damage paved areas so planting palms could be a very expensive.
Removing mature shade trees to be replaced by palms would be a huge mistake.
April 12, 2012 at 11:31 a.m.
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