A palm tree had to be cut and a professional cutter was called. One thing I read said it's like burning a bundle of dry grass. I hired a couple dudes that had left their card at our front door. ... maybe do a little chainsaw operation and fight the fire that way. Palm Trees as Fire Hazards During the 2007 wildfires, it was determined that certain species of palm trees, due to their ... palm tree by reducing or removing. It’s just that getting in touch with the dried palm trunk is not a good recipe. by catalin September 17, 2019, 6:12 pm. ed to burn at all or else it will clog up your chimney. Cutting a palm tree with a chainsaw is not a good idea. In November 2017, a lumberjack accidentally set fire to the trunk of a palm tree that he was cutting with his chainsaw on a property in Toulouse. If you are looking to cut dead palm tree fronds or even seed pods, then forget the contractors and get yourself a pole saw, even if you use one just a few times a year it is likely to save you a fair few dollars. After the treetop is chopped off, the trunk starts to sway wildly like a pendulum, putting the man’s life in danger. I had no chain saw, no climbing gear, and no experience. Besides holding onto their dead palm tree leaves, they're found in tropical climates. y Watch for signs of disease or stress to ensure that the palm is healthy; remove if dead or dying. If the top growth is not removed at least every other year, they can explode into fire with any ignition. Tree services around here probably make 1/2 their money on palm maintenace (if they have a good climber and / or a bucket lift). SHARES. Like zamboni alluded to, improperly maintained palms are a great fire hazard. I came outside when I heard the chainsaw fire up. Eloy Fire crews are battling a fire at a palm tree farm in Casa Grande. Technique is involved because angling the bar while still embedded in the tree causes more friction and binding. They’d already lopped the top off. 15. I've cut Mexican palm and banana trees with my chainsaw and I am having trouble with the clutch area getting clogged up after a few cuts. Super sharp chains don't bind as much and therefore don't produce as much heat. Taking down a 20 foot palm tree was not the DIY for me. Share Tweet . Apparently the fibers of these plants builds up in the clutch area of the saw which in turn causes so much friction that the saw stops running. Nov. 24—A man trimming a palm tree in Hughson on Sunday afternoon suffered a deep cut and a fall of about 30 feet after a mishap with a chainsaw, according to the Ceres Fire Department. WCGW using a hot chainsaw to cut a palm tree ... Chainsaws heating up and causing smoke/fire is a function of technique and sharpness of the chain. 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