As you can see from this picture all the tops of the Alexander Palms have completely flopped over. This was the result of them being struck by lightning, causing the tops to catch on fire. The entire trunk of the tree is like a vascular system, with water being a conductor of electricity, hence the destruction of the trees. We are grateful that no one was injured in this incident.
The Managers of this complex at Bryon called upon Tree Essence Arborists to undertake an assessment of the 16 Alexander Palms that were affected. We climbed the trees ensuring all safety protocols were adhered to, in particular, that the trees were still structurally sound to take the
weight of a rope plus an arborist. At all times we focus on minimal impact.
Unfortunately, there was no other alternative and all the trees had to be cut to ground level with the stumps removed. The forces of nature can take us by surprise at times and this was certainly one of those cases. More palms will be replanted on the premise to replace those that were lost.
Tree Essence specialises in all types of tree removal Gold Coast including land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning and other arborist services. You can trust our team to be on call in the event of an emergency. If you have any concerns about your trees leading up to the storm season, give us a call on 1300 487 333 and we can do an assessment for you. It’s far better to have peace of mind knowing that you tried preventative measures to keep you and your property safe. We look forward to talking to you.