Friday, September 15, 2017

How Not to Kill a Date Palm Tree -- Proper Maintenance by Gregory Palm Farms

One of the quickest ways to kill a Phoenix Dactylifera (Date Palm) or a Phoenix Canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) is to over-water it with poorly draining soil. Such is the case in these pictures below. This Phoenix Dactylifera was properly installed at the customer site with a french drain and properly prepared soil. However, the water level wasn't being monitored by the landscape maintenance personnel and as a result the tree died. More is better? Not in the case of water!

At Gregory Palm Farms, all of our Phoenix Dactylifera and Phoneix Canariensis trees are installed with a french drain to allow for proper watering and draining. However, these drains need to be monitored to make sure that the trees aren't being over-watered and the roots left in standing water as was the case with this tree. It might seem like a lot of work. It's NOT! The landscape maintenance crew are there anyway, they should spot check. It takes less than a minute.

Proper installation with a french drain, watering schedule and appropriate feeding along with monitoring the drainage will insure a healthy growing tree. These trees are very expensive to replace, so proper care and maintenance is critical to keep the trees healthy.


Root ball of an over-watered tree - water didn't drain! So, now it is really stinky with putrid water.


Removal of the over-watered tree

Standing water in the root area caused this tree to die - make sure the air pipes are installed and are checked for drainage! That's why we put them in!!!


Installation of a new healthy tree

Healthy root ball on replacement tree

If you are planning to install multiple palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or office or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 458-3720 to schedule an appointment today!

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

GREGORY PALM FARMS MOVES CANARY ISLAND DATE PALM TO HOLLYWOOD! WOW!

Gregory Palm Farms is the supplier of various types of palm trees that are grown in  Southern California.

We specialize in the large Canary Island Palm Trees. These trees are very large and massive in size and requires special heavy-duty equipment carefully to dig, remove, crane onto truck, tie-down, transport and re-install.

Gregory Palms is has over 30 years of experience and is well-equipped to handle even the largest palm trees as seen in the pictures below. This is a large Canary Island palm tree being moved from our farm in the City of Orange to a shopping center landscape job in Hollywood.

Large crane for lifting palm trees

Lifting tree out of the ground

Placing tree on truck

Tie-downs to prevent damage to tree in transport

It's off to Hollywood shopping center for install

If you are planning to install multiple Canary Island palms or other types of palm trees, call us today for a FREE consultation.

One of our Gregory Palm Farms family members will come to your home or project site and help with the complete overall design and recommend the best trees for your installation.

Call (714) 814-8525 or (714) 458-3720 to schedule an appointment today! gregpalms1@gmail.com

You can also visit our website for a complete catalog of palm trees along with pictures and descriptions http://gregorypalmfarms.com

KENTIA PALMS AVAILABLE NOW AT THE GREGORY PALM FARMS







I was taking a walk around the palm farm this morning and was so impressed by our gorgeous Kentia palms! They have such an elegant look with the soft feathery leaves, and rich green and tan trunk.


If you are not familiar with this palm here is some additional information to get you started:


Howea Forsteriana, otherwise known as the "Kentia Palm" or "Sentry Palm" is a moderatly slow growing single trunked tropical palm. The trunk gets about 6'' in diameter, is swollen at the base, with spaced rings, and has a green to tan coloration when at maturity. The leaf crown of the mature palms is usually 20 feet wide and 12 to 15 feet tall. The Kentia is a friendly palm in that it has no thorns or harsh leaves to disrupt your garden or landscape. They can be a full sun and also shade palm, coastal or inland as well.


You can grow them in pots, planters, open spaces and even grow them indoor!


We have several sizes of Kentia palms available for you!


15 gal Kentia palms

24'' box Kentia palms

30'' box Kentia palms

30'' & 36'' Specimen Single and multi Kentia's


Call Gregory Palm farms 714-814-8525


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Mexican Fan Palm Trees - Washingtonia Robusta available at the Gregory Palm Farms

The Mexican Fan Palm Tree, scientifically named as Washingtonia Robusta belong to Arecaceae Family. The temperature recommended for the growth of this tree is 20 degree F. This palm requires full sun for its growth and is widely available in North Mexico. It also requires regular supply of water and the propagation of is done through seeds.

In contrast to California Fan palm, the Mexican tree is taller and thinner. This palm is inexpensive and can be used for landscaping. The maintenance of this tree requires a lot of care. This is because the dead leaves need to be trimmed regularly.

These trees also bears fruit that is round and small, having small and round red shiny seeds. The size of the fruit is less than an inch. This tree can grow up to the height of 100 feet and can grow well in the cold weather. The special care is suggested for the Mexican Fan which starts when you initially sow the seeds and continues till it get fully matures.

You must sow the seed in well drained soil. For the plantation of this plant the soil used must be alkaline in nature. The soil can be checked properly by the pH testing kit. This tree is very slow in its growth and proper water supply is needed for its growth. The fertilization is also needed for the good growth of the tree. The Mexican Fan has the potential to absorb the nutrients from the fertilizers. If the supply of nitrogen is excessive in the fertilizer then it can increases the growth of the tree but the tree may lack in potassium.

This tree can be attacked by fungus and mites. It can be cured by the spray of fungicide. This Fan Palm should be exposed properly to the sunlight and the germination of the seed is done in couple of days if the seeds are fresh.

In case the seed of this plant is big, then you need to plant the seed in the single pot. This tree needs healthy nutrients during the growing period. There is one specimen of Mexican Fan palm tree known as hernaphrodites which can produce fruit.

The trunk of this tree is ringed very well with the leaf-shaped scales. The Mexican Fan Palm Trees possess orange- pink flowers. This tree bears sweet and tasty fruit, having same taste as dates. The fruit has blackberry color.

This palm tree gives very nice and beautiful look to the landscapes. The temperature above 20F goes well with the growth of the palm tree, but when it goes under 23F can cause damage to the leaves. This palm tree does not require much maintenance but trimming of leaves should be done on yearly basis.

For all your palm tree needs, visit our website at: http://gregorypalmfarms.com or call us at: (714) 814-8525 or 714) 458-3720to make an appointment to visit one of our farms.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

EVERGREEN PALM TREES! GREEN GREGORY PALM FARMS





Yesterday, a wonderful client from Long Beach came in to look at some King palms and ended up with something totally different. She was looking for something with a rich green color, like an evergreen. Some of the more tropical palms that she initially liked werent as vibrant as she thought, mainly beacuse of the hot summer weathering the palms.


We took a walk around the entire farm, scounting and searching for what she invisioned. The palms that caught her eye was the Mediteranean fan, Mexican, and the Sago. Other palms that stay evergreen are the Canary Island date palm, Reclinata palm, and the Pygmy date palm.





The Sago palm won her over and she was so excited for her new palms. She went with this Specimen Sago palm and another smaller sago. These palms are going to liven up the yard and give it a fresh new look!

Call us today, and make an appointment to come see our palms!

Gregory Palm Farms

714-814-8525


PALM TREE DOOR HANGERS COMING YOUR WAY! BY GREGORY PALM FARMS

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We just got in our door hangers and they look AWESOME!!!!

WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

THESE GORGEOUS DOOR HANGERS ARE TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE DO:

       ALL THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE...

      EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE JOBS WE HAVE COMPLETED...

      AND OF COURSE, HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US!

CALL US TODAY! WE HAVE ELEGANT PALMS FOR EVERY SETTING!






BACK TO SCHOOL SALE AT THE GREGORY PALM FARMS!!! ELEGANT PALMS FOR EVERY SETTING

This month everyone is getting ready for their kids to get back to school, while their yards are still not complete!



Don't let that happen... call up Gregory Palm trees for your exclusive pricing on palms!



We are having special back to school pricing just for you!!! 20% OFF-40% selected palm trees!



Specimen Majesty palms 20% OFF! 5'-10' bth Mexican fan palms 30% OFF!

36'' BOX TRIANGLE PALMS 20% OFF!




ALL SIZES OF QUEEN PALMS 40% OFF!


SAGO PALMS 20% OFF!


AND SOOOO MUCH MORE!


Call us today to make an appointment to get our special pricing! Don't forget to say you saw the offer on the BLOG!






thank you,

Rachell Vasquez

Gregory Palm Farms!!


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