December 16, 2010
Palm trees are quite common at our vacation home. I love them! They are rather majestic looking. We will be shopping for palm trees our next trip to our vacation home. To my understanding palm trees are not without problems though. The first problem we discovered is they attract palmetto bugs. These huge and rather ugly bugs also known as the American cockroach are more annoying than anything else especially when they get in the house, and they do. The second thing I have noticed is palm trees look to be higher maintenance although that might just be from what we've seen. The large, lower fonds die off then need to removed to encourage the tree to grow upwards. It is likely no more work trimming hedges except when the trees get taller reaching the lower fonds.