How dangerous is my palm tree?
April 20, 2009 1:33 PM Subscribe
How dangerous is the palm tree in our backyard?
posted by cr_joe to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
My neighbor and I have a palm tree in our backyard (technically my property, improperly fenced into his) that's about 35' tall and about 10 years old. It's around 15' away from my house and 20' from his. We think it's a Mexican Fan Palm.
He wants to cut it down as he thinks it's in danger of falling on one of our houses. I'm not so sure - it looks healthy and happy and provides great shade. We live in San Antonio, so the danger of a hurricane knocking it over is a bit remote.
How long do these trees remain stable and safe? Should we cut it down or not?