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Queen Palm Care Mr. Lutz

When I first moved to Mesa Arizona in 1987 I Restarted the tree service business I had in San Diego. I found that there was a problem with Queen Palms and the things I was being told to do to fix them wasn't working. It wasn't until I talked to Mr. Lutz in 1993 and applying the methods he suggested that i started having success.

Lee Lutz started Lutz Corporation almost 25 years ago, when he was already in his 60’s. The mission of the Lutz Corporation was simple and straightforward: First, to provide products that are truly needed by our customers. Second, to provide those products at a fair price. Third, to support our customers with personalized, first-class service.

He passed away on May 26, 2011 and his son, Jim Lutz, now continues his legacy of service as the Lutz Corporation President. We have posted the full obituary for Lee Lutz on this website so that you can have a greater sense of this extraordinary man’s life.


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What to do:

Plan A
Have us inject capsules into the tree for a quick uptake of manganese. Have us back in three months, then twice a year until palms are healthy. After that yearly visits should do.

Plan B do it yourself:
Have us inject capsules into the tree for a quick uptake of manganese. Have us back in three months.

As soon as you can, start using Lutz Manganese Spike #30190 or a comparable product with enough manganese twice a year.

Use 1 spike for every 3 inches of tree diameter. Each spike weighs 0.32 pounds. Click here to order Queen Palm spikes


In the summer (May to October), both Whitfield Nursery and Moon Valley Nursery recommend 30 gallons of water twice a week for mature queen palms. For the rest of the year cut back 1/2 to 1/3 of this amount


Only trim dead frowns, sterilize saws before cutting frowns, use any household disinfectant spray. When removing dead husks never use a chain saw. When trimming never allow someone to use climbing spikes, (Pole saws or ladder only).


Do it yourself, invest in the best, Silky Telescoping Landscaping Pole Saw Get it on Amazon. Believe me you'll be glad you did.


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Queen Palm Treatment Before and After March and June 2016


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