Is it a Threat or Fraud that Pesters the Thousand Dollars Palm Trees in Florida?

Atlantic Ocean borders Florida on one side and on the other side by the Gulf of Mexico known as the “Fishing Capital of the World”. It consists of hundreds of miles of beaches and is the constant destination of snow birds due to its warm climate. Northerners chose to buy vacation homes to stay in Florida during the winter season and opted to have them landscaped for a luxurious façade. And for those who just bought or has an interest in buying a home in South Florida; ET Landscaping is a company to consider among the fast growing landscaping companies in Florida.

Florida’s #1 Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping Company

ET Landscaping offers lawn services and landscaping jobs in South Florida areas such as Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, and Delray Beach. Their wide array of services include lawn maintenance, landscaping, tree trimming, tree removal, sod grass, fertilizing, stump grinding and sprinkler repair.

Normally, landscapers deal with the earth and plants and are always concerned if ever there is any problem with the flora and fauna within their area. However, a health concern came up as people have noticed the brown, wilted and sick-looking palm trees seen in the airport in Southwest Florida near I-75. Thus, there is a serious cause for concern since Florida taxpayers are paying millions of dollars for these palm trees to entice tourists and visitors.

The Threat of a New Disease?

Although the palm trees across Florida are under the threat of a new disease that started in Central Florida known as “Texas Phoenix Palm Decline” or TPPD that just arrived in Lee County, there is no cause for too much concern so far. The palm trees that looked sick might only be displaying shock from being replanted. Now, horticulturist experts are keeping an eye on them and will continue to monitor the problem to make sure it will not further affect the palm trees. Small palm trees cost a few hundred dollars while large one cost about $10,000 to $15,000.

The Best Solution

Landscapers in the area should check any telltale sign of this palm disease; first, the drop off palm dates, second, the faster changes in color of leaves from green to brown, and finally, the spear coming out of the palm center dies. ET Landscaping will make sure that any palm tree that used during the landscaping project is free of TPPD. In addition, ET Landscaping will prevent and monitor any sign disease while handling tree trimming services.