Mar 09, You can use a regular utility knife to cut small palm fronds and flower stalks. Hand prunes are great on smaller palms while ratchet lopper/lopping shears work well on palms with larger fronds.
When using a hand pruners, always cut the stem with the blade facing up. Mar 14, Cutting back a palm tree will not make it grow faster. This myth has caused gardeners to do extensive palm tree pruning that doesn’t help and can hurt the tree. Pruning palm plants, like any plant pruning, must be undertaken carefully.
If you want to know how and when to prune a palm tree to make it stronger and healthier, read on.