WelcomePalma Roja Inc. provides landscaping and arboriculture services to home, business and organizations in the island of Puerto Rico. With more than 13 years of experience, Palma Roja has put together a team of professional Horticulturist specialized in landscape design, arboriculture and plant care in order to provide a full service experience for your tree and landscape needs .
- Landscape We offer landscape design and installation services at residential, commercial and institutional scales. We can install our own design or any other design provided by the owner . We have the knowledge and experience to manage large scale logistics and the details that a demanding customer aspires.
- Irrigation Systems We offer landscape irrigation design and installation services at residential, commercial and institutional scales. We service and install Hunter brand equipments, which provide long term durability and hazzle free operation. We design for 100% area coverage, with match precipitation and head to head reach. Rain sensors are a must in every installation in order to turn off the system automatically in rainy days.
- Drainage Systems When needed, we perform soil texture test, in order to determine the best techniques to improve drainage on a given area. We install different types o pipes, french drains and catch basins, if needed we can install a custom build catch basin. We also, improve soil profile characteristics, by adding materials that will improve drainage.
- Landscape Maintenance We offer landscape maintenance service to commercial and institutional clients. Our trademark is consistency, once your project is assigned a service day in our schedule, you can count on our regular visit consistently. Our supervisor will take care of our clients special needs and visit the project before or after every service visit to assure that all matters are taken care of with due diligence. Our monthly price always includes fertilizer, pesticides and irrigation scheduling, small repairs and adjustments
Arboriculture (Tree Management)We design and implement tree management plans during constructions. Also, we provide diagnosis and treatment service plus tree pruning, removal, transplanting and planting services. We have plenty of experience in transplants from 6 to 40 feet tall trees and palms. We have managed rootballs up to 16 feet diameter. In terms of pruning we clean, thin, reduce , lift or restore the trees canopy in order to achieve specific goals. During tree removals we can also take care of the stump removal using stump grinding equipment. For all tree care operations we have a highly trained crew with extensive training and experience in tree care techniques, rigging, tree climbing and safety , Also, they have all the necessary equipment to perform to the highest standards of the industry. All tree work is supervised and directed by a Certified Arborist. International Society of Arboriculture (www.isa-arbor.com)
- Landscape Architecture We offer design services for those demanding cases that require the intervention of a Landscape Architect. We work together with a Landscape Architect to analyze present conditions and the owners view or expectations in order to transform the site into that desired place. This projects may vary from a residential to a regional scale.
- Consulting We offer consulting services in Landscape Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Design to private and government entities. Also, we provide training in the fields of landscape horticulture and arboriculture in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
AboutPalma Roja Inc. was created by partners and spouses, Agrónomists Karen D. Cruz Amador and Sigfredo E. Faría Vega in the year 2001. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Horticulture and serves as a consultant to Palma Roja, while works full time as general manager Vivero Los Isleños, the other business of this couple. Sigfredo took care for 10 years of a small landscape design and build firm, which served to pay his Bachelor Degree in Horticulture at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus . In 1996 he joined the International Society of Arboriculture and became a Certified Arborist. For several years he lead educational efforts in the Caribbean to increase the awareness of safe and proper tree care for tree workers and tree owners. Later, he served as General Manager for Margo Landscape & Design. During his time at Margo L & D, he managed different scales of projects, standing out due to its size and complexity, the Sculpture Garden at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art. After leaving Margo L&D in 2001, to dedicate time to develop Vivero Los Isleños, he also started Palma Roja Inc. . In 2005 Horticulturist Javier H. Gomez joined the firm as Landscape Maintenance Manager. In 2011 Sigfredo obtains a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture, a new tool to expand the reach and quality of the design services. In 2013 Horticulturist Sheiley M. Roque who also holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture joins the firm, serving as full time designer and estimator. This combined experience of more than 30 years set the foundations of what Palma Roja is, a never ending pursuit of exceeding the customer expectations based on the science and art of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture within a reasonable price structure. At this time we have a full time crew of experienced personnel dedicated to tree service and landscape installations. Two other crews, under Javier H. Gomez direction, take care of our landscape maintenance accounts. In average, our employees have worked for our company for more than 5 years and they have our strong support and trust as well as from our clients. All of our employees are from the municipalities of Utuado and Quebradillas, strongly dedicated people who leave their houses and family very early in the morning to offer the best of ther effort, day after day. Apart from our team, we have a full and modern fleet of vehicles and construction equipment that help us to serve in any location of the island with agility. We only wait for the opportunity to show what we are capable of doing. That explains why 99% of our customers are referrals.