5 Reasons to Remove a Tree Stump From Your Yard

Did you decide that it was finally time to remove a tree from your property, only to realize that a certain part of the tree was left behind? We’re talking about the tree stump of course, which often remains in homeowner’s yards even after the rest of the tree has been cut and removed. Some… Read more »

Is It Time To Remove My Tree?

Whether you just weathered a nasty storm, your tree has become “ill” or your trees are simply older than dirt, tree removal is sometimes the only way to ensure your safety and the health of your tree. Generally a big decision to make, there are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself before cutting anything… Read more »

Major Storm Hits Northern New Jersey

Did you ever think you would see a day where a snowstorm brought things to a halt in New York City, aka the city that never sleeps? Of course, New York City is not the only area that the Blizzard of 2015 has impacted. In fact, our area has also been hit hard by the… Read more »

Big Foot Tree Service Provides 24-Hour Winter Storm Damage Cleanup

While most trees are tough, winter storm damage can happen because the weather can get so nasty. Have you noticed how windy it has been lately? Don’t forget freezing rain and the ice and snow all messing with your yard’s trees. Winter weather is intense. How do you know if a tree in your yard… Read more »

Preparing For A Winter Storm

No one likes to talk about winter storms and the havoc they wreak on home and business owners. Nevertheless, preparedness is the most important factor in surviving the bitter, cold and snowy days ahead as we trudge on through the winter months. You don’t have to wait until you’re in the midst of a polar… Read more »

Tips for Preparing for a Winter Storm

Winter storms bring with them snow, sleet and ice, as well as freezing cold temperatures and often brutal winds. If you hear that a winter storm is headed your way, there are several things to do in order to prepare for the event. First, check your vehicle to make sure you have things like a… Read more »

Why Do Tree Limbs Fall? Could One of Yours Be Next?

Usually, the reasons why tree limbs fall are painfully obvious. High winds, rain, and snow are usually the final ingredient for disaster. Falling limbs are no joke either. They can cause significant damage to property, injury, or even death. In most cases, weather alone can’t bring down a healthy tree limb. So why are some… Read more »

What to Do if You Have a Diseased Tree

If you think a tree on your property has a disease, you may need to tend to it in order to help save it. Using bypass and/or lopping shears and a pruning saw, you can cut off diseased branches at a 45 degree downward angle, and then burn them or throw them away. To help… Read more »

Information about Root Barriers

Above ground, you see what’s going on in your yard, but there’s also a whole host of activity underground, from bugs to animals, and plumbing pipes to tree roots. The average person doesn’t think of “root barriers,” but these are important parts of what goes underneath the soil in your yard. A root barrier is… Read more »

Why Do Some Trees and Limbs Fall After a Storm?

Lately it seems like New Jersey has been battered with ferociously intense storms. When the wind whips through towns at speeds that would make Dorothy end up in Oz, you know that it’s almost inevitable some trees and limbs are going to fall down on to the ground. Why do some trees and limbs fall… Read more »

When is the Perfect Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs?

In New Jersey, summer is ending and the fall weather will be upon us quicker than you think. Big Foot Tree Service wants your property to be in the best shape, so everything looks great for the next year. And you might want to get all your landscaping needs done early so you can hibernate… Read more »

Factors that Affect Tree Removal Costs

If you think about it, many trees were here before you and many will still be standing long after you’re gone. However, sometimes trees need to be cut down, for a myriad of reasons. There is a cost to cut down trees, because cutting down trees is hard work and requires specific knowledge, expertise and… Read more »

Will Homeowner’s Insurance Protect Against Fallen Tree Limbs?

Eventually in life either you or someone you know will have to deal with an issue that’s not an everyday one, but when it does happen, it can be quite a pain. What do you do when a tree limb falls down off a tree and smashes into something or someone that’s on your property… Read more »

Legal Issues in Regards to Cutting Down Trees

While we think we “own” the land, remember that it was here long before us, and will be here long after we’re gone. Trees typically live a very long time, and depending on where you live, there may be legal issues regarding how “your” trees can be treated, cut and/or removed. Some tree work requires… Read more »

When Do Trees Sprout Their Buds?

Something amazing and glorious happens each spring: trees sprout their buds. In New Jersey, winters can be long, cold, and grey. Thank goodness for evergreen trees adding some color to winter. As you know, trees drop their leaves in the fall and sprout their buds in the spring. How do trees know when to do… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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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