What Causes a Tree to Deteriorate and Die

It’s that time of the year, again, when people put way too much mulch at the base of trees. Did you know that putting a foot or more of mulch at the base of a tree is not good for it? Trees need oxygen and adequate water flow, and those huge, tall clumps of mulch… Read more »

Remembering the Value of Trees

Trees enhance lives in so many ways, from their beauty to the shade they provide. Can you imagine a world without them? Back in the 1970s, Dave and Grace Deppner were volunteers in the Philippines, where illegal loggers were cutting down trees and making a mess of the land. Unlike illegal loggers, professional tree removal… Read more »

How Close Should I Plant a Tree Near my 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. Have you ever noticed a tree that was planted too close to a house? Its branches are constantly hitting the… 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 the weather is getting warmer, more and more people are getting out of their houses and starting to do… Read more »

Do Tree Stumps Grow?

It’s that time of year, again, when people are starting to get outside and look over their yards, doing spring clean-up and more. As the weather warms up, the grass gets greener, flowers spring up out of the ground, and colorful leaves begin to fill up the trees in New Jersey. And then there are… Read more »

How Cabling and Bracing Can Save a Tree

Often times, homeowners will find that, for whatever reason, trees on their property will start to lean in one direction.  Not only will the leaning tree look awkward to homeowners and passers-by, but it’s also important to note that it could fall at any minute, possibly harming someone or something in the process.  Most likely,… Read more »

Let Big Foot Tree Service Help You Clean Up Your Property after a Relentless Winter

What a long, cold winter it has been! In New Jersey, it seems like it has been below freezing for months and months and months. Spring can’t come quickly enough. Soon the weather will warm up, and it’ll be time to get outside and inspect your yard to see how it weathered the harsh winter…. 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 »

Can Tree Stumps Cause a Termite Problem?

You do not want pesky termites eating away at parts of your house, let alone even taking residence in your yard. If termites find a place in your yard to take up residence, once they finish their collective meals and need a new place to gnaw on, you know where they’re headed? Right for your… Read more »

Remember to Plant a New Tree After Having One Removed

Winters in New Jersey can be harsh, with snow, ice and wind sometimes damaging trees around your yard. Big Foot Tree Service can remove damaged trees and plant new ones in their place. Trees make a property more visually attractive, and they’re good for the environment. In fact, you may want to consider planting some… 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, so do your trees need care and attention, and tree pruning should be a part of your tree maintenance. There are several variations of pruning a tree: shortening a… Read more »

How Tree Damage Occurs During Storms

Damage to trees can cause serious problems in an area. When a tree falls due to breakage or damage, it can destroy a house, block roadways, and be potentially unsafe to those who live and are walking and driving in the area. Storms are a major culprit when it comes to falling branches and trees…. 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 »

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 »

Why You Should Remove a Tree Stump

We live in a society where we’re constantly bombarded with ads offering products to make our skin look blemish free. After all, no one really wants a giant pimple on their nose, right? Tree stumps are like pimples on your property. Yes, they can be there and it’s not the end of the world, but… Read more »

Warning Signs You Need To Cut Down a Tree

Even if you only have one tree on your property, you should always check to see if there are any dangers with allowing it to remain upright. Perhaps it is near a set of power lines, or where you park your cars, or even close to the residence.  Even scarier, it could be near the… Read more »

Many advantages to trimming trees

When you decide to trim a tree, you’re not only benefiting your yard, but the tree itself. Trees that hang over your yard, pool, power lines or house can pose a threat to be much costly if left alone. All it takes is one wind storm to have couple hundred pound branch fall into your… Read more »

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