Maintaining a Healthy Tree on Your Property

Big tree on property

When you plant a tree in your yard, you’re investing in a life that you’ll be able to see grow tall and healthy if taken care of properly. To ensure the healthy life of a young tree, here are a couple tips to keep your tree or trees growing for a long time. Pick the… Read more »

The Impact of Trees on Property Insurance: Insights from Big Foot Tree Service

Tree care and maintenance on property

As homeowners, we often consider various factors when purchasing property insurance, from the structural integrity of our homes to the neighborhood’s crime rate. However, one crucial element that might not be on everyone’s radar is the impact of trees on property insurance. At Big Foot Tree Service, we’ve seen firsthand how well-maintained trees can positively… Read more »

Safeguarding Your Property Value: Why Regular Tree Maintenance Matters

Pruning Trees

Your property is not just a place you live; it’s an investment. While many homeowners focus on interior renovations and curb appeal, the significance of well-maintained trees in safeguarding your property value is often underestimated. At Big Foot Tree Service, we believe that regular tree maintenance is a crucial aspect of preserving and enhancing your… Read more »

Common Tree Problems in Wayne, NJ and How to Address Them

Tree Cranes

Wayne, New Jersey, is home to a beautiful urban forest, adorned with a diverse array of tree species that enhance the community’s natural charm. However, like all living organisms, trees can face various challenges, some of which are specific to our local climate and environment. Emerald Ash Borer Infestations Issue: The emerald ash borer (EAB)… Read more »

The Environmental Benefits of Tree Removal and Trimming in Wayne, NJ

Cutting Down Trees

When it comes to trees, Wayne, New Jersey, is fortunate to have a lush and diverse urban forest. Trees not only enhance the aesthetics of our neighborhoods but also play a pivotal role in maintaining a healthier local environment. While we cherish our trees, there are times when responsible tree removal and trimming become necessary…. Read more »

Big Foot Tree Service’s Winter Tree Care Essentials

tree removal in the winter

As winter blankets the landscape in a frosty embrace, our trees enter a period of dormancy, conserving energy and bracing against the cold. While it may seem that trees require less attention during this season, the truth is that proper winter tree care is essential to ensure their health, vitality, and readiness for the upcoming… Read more »

Should You Prune Your Trees in the Winter?

Pruning trees

Winter is on its way, which means the weather will bring ice, snow and slush for all of us to enjoy. Though most people tend to spend most of their time indoors each winter, especially in New Jersey when the temperature dips below freezing, some people choose to be outdoors for winter sports and other… Read more »

Storm Preparedness: How Tree Trimming by Big Foot Tree Service Prevents Damage

Trimming Trees

Storms can unleash their fury with little warning, causing severe damage to our surroundings. Among the most vulnerable elements during storms are trees. Weak or overgrown branches and trees can pose a significant threat to property and safety. However, with proper storm preparedness through tree trimming, you can significantly reduce the risk of damage and… Read more »

Winter Tree Care: Big Foot Tree Service’s Tips to Protect Your Trees from the Cold

Ice on Trees and Shrubs

Winter brings a unique set of challenges for trees as they face cold temperatures, frost, and potential snowfall. As we get closer to the winter season, we should be looking at what we can do to protect our trees during this season. While trees have natural mechanisms to adapt to seasonal changes, they may still… Read more »

The Importance of Removing Dead Trees from Your Yard

Dead Tree Removal

Having trees in your yard can be very beneficial. From having shade to cleaning up trees, there’s ups and downs, but in the end, it gives your yard a sense of nature in it. Having dead trees is something that you don’t want to have. There are many dangers to leaving dead trees or dying… Read more »

Tree Removal Done Right: Big Foot Tree Service’s Safe and Responsible Approach

Trimming Trees

Tree removal is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning, expertise, and attention to safety. When faced with the need to remove a tree, whether due to disease, storm damage, or encroachment on structures, it’s essential to choose a professional tree service that prioritizes safety and responsible practices. At Big Foot Tree Service, we take… Read more »

Emergency Tree Services: How Big Foot Tree Service Responds to Nature’s Fury

Nature is both awe-inspiring and unpredictable. Storms, hurricanes, and severe weather events can unleash their fury, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. During these challenging times, one of the most vulnerable elements on our properties is our trees. Fallen branches or uprooted trees can cause extensive damage to structures, vehicles, and pose serious… Read more »

Protecting Your Property: Big Foot Tree Service’s Tree Removal Services for Hazardous Trees

Tree Consultations

Trees are a beautiful addition to any property, providing shade, aesthetic appeal, and numerous environmental benefits. However, when trees become hazardous due to disease, damage, or structural issues, they pose a significant risk to your property and safety. At Big Foot Tree Service, we specialize in identifying and safely removing hazardous trees to protect your… Read more »

Seasonal Tree Removal Tips: Big Foot Tree Service’s Advice for Every Time of Year

Trimming Trees

As the seasons change, so do the needs of our trees. Tree removal is a task that requires careful consideration and planning, regardless of the time of year. At Big Foot Tree Service, we understand the importance of proper tree removal techniques and the unique challenges that each season brings. In this blog post, we… Read more »

Preserving Your Trees: Expert Tips and Services from Big Foot Tree Service

Tree trimming and pruning for the health of your trees

As homeowners, we often focus on tree removal and maintenance, but preserving our existing trees is equally important. Trees provide numerous benefits, including shade, beauty, and environmental value. In this blog post, we will explore expert tips and services from Big Foot Tree Service that can help you preserve the health and longevity of your… Read more »

Why Stump Removal is Necessary for the Health of Your Yard

Tree stump in yard

Stump removal is the process of removing the remaining portion of a tree after it has been cut down. While it may seem like an optional step, stump removal is necessary for the health of your yard. Here are some reasons why: Stumps Can be Hazardous to Your Yard Stumps that are left behind can… Read more »

How Often Should You Have Your Trees Trimmed?

Tree Care Operator

It seems like only yesterday it was winter, and that meant we hardly spent time outdoors. But come Spring, the weather in New Jersey warms up to the point where we’re back outside, putting down new mulch around trees, planting flowers along our sidewalks, and looking around our yard for anything and everything that “needs… Read more »

Keep These Things in Mind When Mulching Around Your Trees

Mulching around trees

It’s that time of year, again… time to mulch around trees. Oftentimes, you see landscaping companies dumping foot-tall mounds of mulch around trees– well that’s not good, because it suffocates the tree(s). Ideally, a 2”-to-3” layer of mulch works best. It should extend far enough to reach out to a tree’s “drip line,” which is… Read more »

The Benefits of Pruning Your Trees

Tree Pruning

All home and business owners want trees that look healthy and will beautify the exterior of their properties. In order to achieve those goals, it’s vital to have a tree pruning plan in place. What is Tree Pruning? Trees need to have some of their parts removed, including deteriorating branches and buds. Tree parts can… Read more »

Have Your Trees Professionally Trimmed This Spring

Trimming Trees

Not everyone enjoys doing yard work, but after a long winter, it is nice to walk around the yard and see how things are doing– taking a detailed look at things you haven’t looked at in months. When it comes to your trees on your property, it’s important to maintain the health and the look… Read more »

How Can Storms Affect a Tree You’re Planting?

Planting a Tree

Are you thinking of planting a tree in your yard? If yes, how can storms affect it? Research When buying and then planting trees it’s a good idea to do some research first. Read about different tree species to get a general idea of how much sun they need, what type of soil suits them… Read more »

Tree Services After a Severe Storm Causes Damage

It’s that time of the year again when we start to prepare for the winter weather approaching. Winter can be really tough on a person’s home and their yard. Winter storms, in particular, can be brutal, complete with ice, sleet, snow, rain, flooding, thunder, lightning, and whipping winds. In New Jersey, you probably hear the… Read more »

Can You Remove Trees in the Winter?

Tree Care in Winter

Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. We understand that the Fall season has just begun, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking about the care of our trees during these upcoming months. Cold, cold temperatures, along with ice, sleet and snow make up a typical winter season. Meanwhile,… Read more »

Why You Should Remove Leaves and Debris From Your Yard

Raking leaves

It’s that time of year again. Fall is right around the corner. Thankfully there will be some pretty leaves to look at on the trees. Oh wait– they’re falling off the trees. Now they’re on the ground. Your lawn is covered in them. Maybe the kids want to jump in them. Might the wind blow… Read more »

Protect Your Home From Overgrown Branches

Trees and big bushes on your property add beauty, charm, privacy and shade, but sometimes they need a trimming or to be removed if they get too close to your house and its roof. Now that we’re in the middle of the summer season, everyone is enjoying the outdoors while they can before the cold… Read more »

Why You Should Have a Professional Remove Your Tree Stump

Storms damage trees. Chain saws cut them down. And what remains? The hard-to-remove stumps. Why are stumps so hard to get out of the ground? Well, underneath the stump are strong roots. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, good luck digging and chopping with your shovel and axe. After all that hard work, how are you going… Read more »

How Close Should I Plant a Tree Near my House?

Planting tree away from your house

Now that the weather is warming up, people are paying more attention to their yards and what’s in them. Many are considering the addition of some bushes or trees to their property for aesthetic reasons. Planting Trees Near Your House Have you ever noticed a tree that was planted too close to a house? Its… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Plant a New Tree?

Did you know it has been said that trees can add so much to a home’s value? If you’re thinking of planting a tree or a series of trees in your yard this year, when’s the best time of the year to plant trees? Basically, the best time is when it’s not too hot or… Read more »

What Causes a Tree to Deteriorate and Die?

Spring is finally here, even if the weather hasn’t broken quite yet. This is the time of the year where homeowners get ready to start there spring cleaning and landscaping. When it comes to trees it’s important to not overdo the tree care because this can be bad for the tree’s health. Did you know… Read more »

The Importance of Storm Damage Cleanup Services

Damaged tree caused by severe storm

Residents of New Jersey deal with coastal storms and heavy rain storms each year. Sometimes, they’re worse than others, especially if a hurricane hits the southeast coast of the country. The storm can weaken but travel up the coast to the tri-state area causing damages to landscapes and properties in certain areas. It’s beneficial to… Read more »

Tree Pruning: Part of Your Maintenance Routine

If you are fortunate enough to have trees on your property, you have some of nature’s great gifts surrounding you. As you care for your home, your trees need care and attention as well, and tree pruning should be a part of your tree maintenance. There are several variations of pruning a tree: shortening a… Read more »

Remember to Call Big Foot Tree Service After a Difficult Winter Storm

Winter weather is tough. One day it can be chilly, but clear and sunny, and later in the week, the weather can drastically turn and a major winter weather storm could bust through, and shred anything in its path. Even worse, a dreaded polar vortex could arrive any day, and cause a bit of disarray…. Read more »

How To Determine If A Tree Is Salvageable After A Bad Storm

Trees are beautiful additions to landscape designs, but when heavy storms come barreling through, damaged trees can actually become quite a nuisance and safety hazard. After a bad storm, you should take the time to inspect the tree for damage and determine if it’s salvageable or not. Broken branches can be pulled away and usually… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Landscape for Winter

Some people take great care to winterize their landscape, because they know that if they don’t, their trees and bushes might not look right– or live– come Springtime. Winter brings with it a host of challenges for landscaping. Besides the cold temperature, there’s ice, snow, wind, and even salt to deal with. It’s a tough… Read more »

The Importance of Trimming Your Trees

Making sure that your property is taken care of appropriately is more than just mowing the lawn and watering the flowerbeds. The trees under your care more than likely require regular trimming, and it’s for more important reasons than merely aesthetic ones (although that’s certainly a bonus). Simply put, the proper trimming of your trees… Read more »

Tips For Winterizing Your Trees

The trees in your yard can always benefit from your attention and care. With winter coming, trees can be “winterized” to lessen the chance of cold weather damage. First, prune (cut off) any dead or broken limbs you see on the tree. Ideally, you should make a 45-degree angle cut in the limb about six… Read more »

How to Determine If a Tree Can Be Saved After a Storm

People often love and appreciate trees in their yard the way they love their pets. If and when something goes wrong, like a storm comes through and tries to knock a beloved tree down, the property owner feels bad. After all, we get used to the trees in our yard and ideally we don’t want… Read more »

Optimal Times to Prune Your Tree

When is the last time you pruned a tree? Pruning involves removing specific branches or stems off a tree in order to benefit it as a whole. By removing dead, damaged or diseased branches, for instance, you’re helping to prevent insects and other organisms from entering the tree and making it sick. In many ways,… Read more »

Termites Love Neglected Tree Stumps

Nobody wants termites and other insects infesting their home or the surrounding yard. If you have dead trees or plants on your property, it’s important to have them removed by a professional like Big Foot Tree Service. Termites thrive on and are attracted to dead trees. Termites have mouths that tear at pieces of woody… Read more »

Reasons to Remove a Tree Stump

Tree stumps are unsightly. They make an otherwise nicely kept yard look like someone forgot to get rid of something that causes numerous problems. An old stump makes a yard look forgotten. These days, people have high standards when it comes to the exteriors of their homes and their landscaping, especially in suburban areas where… Read more »

When Does a Deteriorating Tree Become Dangerous to Your Property?

Trees are one of the greatest assets of a property. They provide shade, increase land value and help with drainage. Trees are a valuable investment, but one that can be susceptible to a variety of natural problems. From disease to weather, there are a large number of factors that can be devastating to a tree,… Read more »

Make Your Lawn Look Nice After the Winter Season

As usual, many people’s lawns and yards look a little worse for wear because winter is, in general, a rough season. As spring comes along, it’s time to start thinking about getting out of the house and tending to your lawn to make it look nice. When the weather is sunny and warm, spend a… Read more »

What Are the Best Trees to Plant on Your Property?

Trees add value to a person’s property. They provide both shade and privacy, while also looking pretty, too. If you’ve been thinking of adding some trees to your property, there are basic things to consider. First, consider “scale.” If you have a smaller house, it wouldn’t make sense to plant a tree that will grow… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Nasty Winter Storm

  Winter in New Jersey tends to bring nasty storms which can literally shut down some areas for several days in a row. With that in mind, how should a person prepare for a nasty winter storm? First of all, do you have an emergency kit in your home and/or vehicle? Things like snow shovels,… Read more »

The Importance of Trees on Your Property

Tree Stump Removal

Trees play a significant role in our environment, and they also have many great benefits when we have them on our property. They provide shade and a cooler atmosphere during warmer months of the seasons. Like any other plant, we have to take proper care of them, so they don’t die from unwanted circumstance. Why… Read more »

Emergency Tree Removal After a Storm

Tree removal after a storm

As we’re witnessing more severe storms and hurricanes hit the southeast coast and even further up north, trees are susceptible to getting destroyed during a heavy storm. This can be dangerous for people and their homes. Removing dead trees before a storm hits is very crucial to the safety and protection of your family. Sometimes,… Read more »

What Should You Know About a Tree Cutting Company Before Hiring Them?

Cutting Down Trees

Are you thinking about having a tree or multiple trees removed from your property? If so, it’s essential you hire the person and company to do the job. When searching for the right tree removal company, make sure you know these three things about whom you’re working with. Are You Licensed and Insured? The biggest… Read more »

Is It Essential to Remove a Tree Stump?

Tree Stump Removal

Although a tree stump may be an eyesore in your yard, you may be wondering whether it’s a necessity to have it removed, or whether you can wait for it to decay or make it a problem for a later day. Although by definition it is not necessary to have it removed, it is the… Read more »