While palms don’t do well in more northern states, in the southern United States which have the climate to support them, they are a treasure for your yard. Nothing can bring a beachy feeling to your yard more quickly than a palm tree gently swaying in the warm breeze. Unfortunately, that novelty tends to wear off a little when that green fronds become overshadowed by a big bush of brown undergrowth around its crown. Palm trees don’t have branches; the fronds at the top are just giant leaves. Unfortunately, while these fronds die and are replaced by new ones, they don’t always fall off as you would expect. This general lack of branches makes the palm tree significantly lower maintenance, but they do need trimming from time to time to remove the dead fronds that did not fall away.