I have two tall palm trees. I believe they are Mexican fan palms. The neighbor is requesting that they be trimmed as they are concerned about possible damage from the falling fronds on their house/windows. I know it is recommended to wait until spring to prune, but with reason, how risky is it to prune during the winter?
That is hard to determine at this point. The main reason it is recommended to wait is because the dead fronds help insulate the palm during a freeze. So if we don't get a freeze, you should be fine. If we do get a freeze, it could stress the palm out. With that said, fan palm is the most hardy of the palms during a freeze.
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