Palms can only be pruned to what is called a 9 to 3 cut which represents if you draw a horizontal line from 9:00am to 3:00pm on a watch. Pruning more fronds past the horizontal line is prohibited. Do not remove healthy green fronds. Doing so can cause the palms to have nutritional deficiencies and be more susceptible to palm diseases.
Any individual or entity for hire that improperly prunes a cabbage palm within a commercial or multi-family development shall be subject to a fine of $100 per tree.