Category: Tree Care

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Is Ice Worse than Snow for Trees and Shrubs?

Ice on Trees and Shrubs

What’s worse for trees and shrubs? Ice or snow? Think of it this way: snow can be gentle, while ice can be harsh. That about sums it up. During the winter in New Jersey and elsewhere, conditions can range from temperate to downright freezing cold. When the thermometer reads below zero, you can bet your… Read more »

Will Ice Damage My Trees?

Ice on Trees

If you were to make a list of things that could damage the trees on your property, what would be some of the chief culprits? If you’re like most people, you’d say wind, rain, critters and disease. But would you say ice? Typically, people forget about ice when it comes to damaging trees because ice… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Does it Mean to Be a Tree Care Operator?

Tree Care Operator

Did you know in New Jersey it is now a law that if you have work done on your trees, the company must be registered with the State Board of Tree Experts? Here is why it’s a rule and why it’s a good thing for home and business owners throughout the state. Safety First When… Read more »

What Can You Do to Prepare Your Trees for Spring?

Tree Pruning

What are some things you can do to prepare the trees in your yard for spring? Why not start with some spring cleaning of your yard? It’s that time of the year to walk around and pick up sticks and branches and dispose of them. After the winter months, the yard can get a little… Read more »

What Should You Do With a “Leaning” Tree?

Leaning Trees

Do you have a leaning tree in your yard? If so, what can you do about it? Well, it depends on the age of the tree. If it’s a younger tree, you might be able to straighten it up if you handle things properly. Stake It To straighten a leaning tree you should “stake it.”… Read more »

How to Properly Care For Your Tree in the Fall

Fall Tree Care Tips

During October and November what are some things to do to care for the trees on your property, so they’ll be ready for the winter ahead? Typically, trees seem to hibernate during the winter months, but keep in mind that harsh weather conditions can put a lot of stress on them. What are some things… Read more »

Is it Better to Have My Tree Professionally Trimmed or Removed?

Tree Trimming Vs Tree Removals

“Should I have my tree trimmed or removed?” is a question we often hear at Big Foot Tree Service. The average homeowner isn’t quite sure whether to have a tree trimmed, with hopes of it healing and “coming back,” versus having it removed all-together since it’s “for sure dead.” That’s why they call us at… Read more »

What is the Foundation of a Healthy Tree?

What is the foundation of a healthy tree? If you want a tree to have a healthy trunk with strong roots and branches, then the foundation for that is… regular tree pruning by a knowledgeable and experienced tree care provider. Big Foot Tree Service has plenty of tree experts who can prune the trees on… Read more »

Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Trees on Your Property

Trees on Your Property

Have you ever driven past a yard and noticed the trees? In some cases, they look immaculate, as if someone tended to them on a daily basis, ensuring they look pristine. In other cases, they’re a mess, and you (and the rest of the community) wish the homeowners would clean up their act, right? Obviously,… Read more »

Is Tree Trimming the Same as Tree Pruning?

Tree Trimming Vs. Tree Pruning

A lot of people assume pruning and trimming are interchangeable words when it comes to trees. Interestingly, though, they are two different terms with two different meanings. For instance, they have distinct applications and functions. Meanwhile, they require different equipment– and timetables, too. An Overview of Tree Pruning How about pruning? It’s the term used… Read more »

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… Read more »

What Happens if a Tree Unexpectedly Falls?

Fallen Trees

Whipping winter winds, ice storms and other weather events can make trees fall down unexpectedly. Here’s a good question: what happens if a tree falls down? Who is responsible for it? When a Tree Falls on Your Property If the tree falls down in your yard you are responsible for it, whether it started on… Read more »

What Can You Expect From a Professional Tree Consultation?

Tree Consultations

Have you ever had a “tree consultation?” If not, you’re probably wondering what one is, right? Well, the trees on your property can be inspected in such a way that you learn a lot more about them and how they’re doing– are they healthy or not? Think of a tree consultation as a doctor check-up…. Read more »

Why Tree Topping is a Bad Idea

Tree Topping

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… Read more »

A Tree Care Checklist for the Fall

Tree Care for 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… Read more »

Signs That You Have a Diseased Tree

Diseased Tree

Do you notice any funky-looking growths on your trees? One of the signs you have a diseased tree, for instance, is the appearance of fungi– which can be colorful growths, looking like a mushroom, conk or shelf-life structure. Signs You Have a Diseased Tree Fungi typically appear after a tree has been wounded. How does… Read more »

Why You Should Avoid Planting Trees in the Summer

Planting Trees in the Summer

In New Jersey, July and August are typically the hottest months of the year. Indeed, summertime is hot! Do most landscaping companies plant trees during the summer months? Nope. They tend to plant trees in spring and fall when the weather is cooler. Trees, like people, don’t love extremely hot temperatures. If and when you… Read more »

An Interesting Use for Dead Trees

If you think about it, there are millions of dead trees around the world right now. What if those dead trees could be turned into renewable energy to power our homes, communities and more? Interestingly, an energy company in California is doing this– turning dead tree debris into renewable energy. Pacific Gas and Electric Company… Read more »