Pruning palm trees is simple: Remove dead fronds (leaves) and old fruit stems. Once the old fronds turn completely brown, it's safe to prune them from the palm. Just make sure you wait until there is no green left on the frond. We use a hand pruner for smaller palms and a sharp pruning saw for larger leaf stems. We have many pruning tools you choose, treat it with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and other chemicals in between pruning different palms -- this helps prevent the spread of disease from plant to plant.
When we remove leaves, we cut it as close to the trunk as possible with our experience, we know which positions to cut ad how to do it. The remaining leaf base eventually falls off, but it may take several years. And if you try to strip it off before it's ready to fall off, you can scar the trunk.
If you have a large palm tree and with old leaves with a pole saw, it is very important to prune your palm tree. Eventually the palm will shed its old fronds, but if you don't want to wait, you have a couple of options: hire us to do the job for you.