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Why Spring is an Ideal Time to Call in a Tree Care Professional

Why Spring is an Ideal Time to Call in a Tree Care Professional

Tree Care Services in Spring What’s the season after winter and before summer when vegetation begins to appear? If you said spring, you’re right! Spring started on March 20th and runs through Friday, June 21st. This season is the ideal time to call a tree care professional to deal with trees on your New Jersey property. Big Foot Tree Service’s number is 973-885-8000. Big Foot Tree Service covers many cities in New Jersey, including Butler, Caldwell, Fairfield, Franklin Lakes, Kinnelon, Montville, Oakland, Pompton Lakes, Pompton Plains and Wanaque. Big Foot’s team are trained professionals who have the knowledge needed to properly care for and handle tree issues.

Spring Temperatures Are Great For Tree Work

Why call Big Foot Tree Service this spring for tree work to be done on your property? Well, spring is one of the easier seasons for tree work to get done because the temperatures aren’t extremely cold or hot and the storms aren’t as severe as other seasons. Spring is a nice, mild time of year for both trees and workers who have to be outside working on them. Spring is prime time for tree maintenance services. Want to see how they fared after winter? Have a tree expert come diagnose disease(s), as well as catch mold and/or pest infestation before summer comes along… and have the soil condition under the tree checked, too.

Trimming is Easier

Perhaps limbs and branches on certain trees have become weak over the winter. Spring is a good time to have your tree trimmed. Rather than have weak limbs or branches fall down on their own, which could hurt people and/or property, a professional tree trimming takes care of any potentially dangerous parts of the tree before they do harm on their own thanks to one harsh wind or rain storm. Spring is also a good time for trees to be pruned– think of this as your tree’s once-a-year haircut! Dead, broken and/or diseased parts of the tree can be removed, and before the tree is in full bloom, branches can be pruned so the overall tree is less “full” and “big,” with more “room to grow” and “room to breathe” within its structure. A good pruning helps restore beauty and shape to a tree, strengthening the integrity of its limbs and branches.

Response Time is Quicker

Finally, if you think you want a tree removed, why not have it done this spring before the busy months of summer are upon us and you’ve got other things on your mind? Please call Big Foot Tree Service to discuss your tree needs and concerns at 973-885-8000.

Why Tree Topping is a Bad Idea

Why Tree Topping is a Bad Idea

There’s something happening lately that baffles professional tree companies… and that’s the practice of “tree topping.” It’s a damaging tree pruning practice that’s “no bueno.” Yet some companies think it’s fine. They **think** cutting off the tops of trees will help stimulate tree growth, while also managing the size of the tree. While it may… Continue Reading

A Tree Care Checklist for the Fall

A Tree Care Checklist for the Fall

As autumn approaches, you know what that means: temperatures will get colder and leaves will fall off trees. As we move into the winter months, autumn is a good time to pay attention to the trees in your yard and on your property. What are some ways to prep your beloved trees for colder weather… Continue Reading

Keep These Things in Mind When Mulching Around Your Trees

Keep These Things in Mind When Mulching Around Your 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… Continue Reading