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    Default What is this species of palm tree?

    Does anyone know what type of palm tree this is?

    It has lots of little red seeds/berries which it has dropped all over our back lawn (the trees are over the fence) & im trying to find out whether they are poisonous.

    Im keeping ds out of the backyard today cause he eats everything he finds on the ground

    They are going to be a pain to clean up - i think we'll literally have to go & pick them all up by hand

    Also, does anyone know the rules about someone elses tree dropping berries etc in our yard - can we cut it back?
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    Not sure - the smaller one in front is a golden cane though. Our backyard looks very similar, curse the people that planted them everywhere!! Is it in your neighbour's yard? Can you get your DP or someone to cut the seed pods out of the tree (with your neighbours permission)? DH always cuts ours down before they begin to drop (uses some sort of contraption attached to a pole), otherwise we are forever cleaning them out of the pool. It might be harder for you as they've already started dropping (rather than the neat little package they start out as).

    I don't know if they are poisonous but I imagine you wouldn't want your child eating them - could also be a choking hazard.

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    Thanks!! I think its the taller one at the back that has the seeds.

    Its a 'behind' neighbour, we've never even seen them let alone spoken to them, but might have to go & knock on their door on the weekend.

    Certainly not looking forward to picking them all up, thats for sure!

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    Maybe check with your council where the reaponsibility lies and what you can do. Some councils allow you to trim overhanging tree branches - not sure about this case though.

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    Default What is this species of palm tree?

    We had one at out old place. All our neighbours had them too. They drop a tonne of red seeds! Plus giant palms drop frequently too. Almost certain they are not poisonous as our dog when a puppy ate heaps lol. Still, you wouldn't want your ds eating them due to a choking hazard. I just watched dd when outside and took them off her.

    Not sure what you can do about it....they grow really high and have lots of berries so unsure if trimming is the answer here.

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    Yes that one is pretty huge with massive lots of berries hanging from it.

    Ill talk to dh. They are all through our grass & ds eats anything he finds on the ground & is so fast - like ill look away for half a second & hes eaten something. I guess ill have to follow him around watching him like a hawk.

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    Alexander palm...?

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    I think you're allowed to trim back overhanging branches but the branches still belong to the neighbour so you're meant to give them back. I wouldn't think they'd want them though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I think you're allowed to trim back overhanging branches but the branches still belong to the neighbour so you're meant to give them back. I wouldn't think they'd want them though!
    Haha lol no id imagine not.


 

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