Palm Tree Doctor Hats are now Available.

Now available by popular demand, Palm Tree Doctor hats.  Washed Twill cap with adjustable back.  One size fits all but the largest noggin.  Embroidered with official Palm Tree Doctor logo on front.  Limited amount available.  $15 each if picked up.  $20 includes shipping and handling. Call the office at 954-946-3600 for more details.      […]

WHY ARE MY PALMS SUDDENLY DROPPING THEIR FRONDS

On January 23, 2014, Western Broward and Palm Beach Counties experienced temperatures in the upper 30s! Certain palm species, particularly coconut palms, are not able to tolerate the cold temperatures well.

MEET THE TEAM

For over two decades, Palm Tree Doctor has been a small, family-run business. Over the past twenty-three years, Palm Tree Doctor has become South Florida’s premier palm maintenance company.

INTERESTING PALM FACTS

Palms are incredible and unique plants. We believe that palms are at the top of the hierarchy in the plant kingdom. Here we present some interesting and little-known palm facts: Fossil records date palms back nearly 80 million years (late Crustaceous Period). There are 200+ genera and 2500+ species of palms worldwide. The Andean wax […]

COMMON PALM PROBLEMS

Manganese deficiency (frizzle top): Manganese (Mn) deficiency is most common in queen, royal and roebelenii palms, though it can occur in many other palms. It manifests itself as deformed growth on the emerging fronds. The new growth will appear stunted, crinkled and curled at the tips. Mn deficiencies are more common in the western part […]

WHY FERTILIZE YOUR PALMS

Surprisingly, less than 5 percent of the palm species planted in South Florida are native. Many of the nutrients palms need to develop and grow properly are not present in our soil. For this reason, palms need proper fertilization at consistent intervals. Palm Tree Doctor has developed a proprietary fertilization program that prevents malnutrition and […]

HURRICANE RECOVERY AND PALM FERTILIZATION

Palms have adapted over the years to be somewhat tolerant of hurricane force winds. However, there has been significant damage to many palms as a result of Hurricane Wilma. Generally speaking, if the palm has any existing growth upright, it has a chance of recovery. If the tip of the palm is missing, the palm […]

PALM LANDSCAPING TIPS

Do not over-water your palms. Once established, most palms do not need any additional water unless there is a drought. Do not over-prune your palms. Some palms are self-cleaning. To determine if you have a self-cleaning palm, look at the area between the trunk and where the fronds attach. If it is smooth in this […]

SPIRALING WHITEFLY

There is a new pest in South Florida known as Rugose (formerly known as Gumbo Limbo) Spiraling Whitefly. This insect is closely related to the Ficus Whitefly that causes extensive damage on ficus hedges all throughout South Florida. Unlike the Ficus Whitefly, the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is very commonly found on many palms, especially coconut […]