Category: Tree Care

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 »

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 »

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 »

Can You Remove Tress in the Winter?

Tree Care in Winter

Winter begins on Friday, December 21, and ends on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. And what does winter bring? Cold, cold temperatures, along with ice, sleet and snow. Meanwhile, things freeze and thaw in cycles over the course of the next few months. Is the winter season a good time to work on and/or remove trees… 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 »

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 »

Have Your Trees Professionally Trimmed This Spring

Trimming Trees

If you’re like most people in New Jersey, you spent most of the winter indoors. It was just too windy, snowy and cold outside to truly enjoy simple pleasures like a walk in the park or doing yard work. Well, not everyone likes doing yard work, but after a long winter, it is nice to… 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 »

How Often Should You Have Your Trees Trimmed?

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 »

How to Maintain a Healthy Tree

When we plant a tree in our yard it is an investment for us because we have planted the tree and want to see it grow. That’s why it is important to do what we can to keep our trees healthy. Here are a couple tips to keep your tree or trees growing for a… Read more »

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Remove a Tree Stump

Tree stumps in our yards can become real eyesores that we want to be removed as soon as possible. You could go out and try to remove it yourself but that can become very time-consuming, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why you are better off hiring a professional to remove that… Read more »

Caring for a Tree Before and After a Storm

Storms can cause a considerable amount of damage to trees and if they are on your home’s property, they can lead to home damage as well. That’s why as a homeowner it’s imperative to know what do to with a tree before and after a storm. Here are some tips to help. Before It’s a… Read more »

Things to Ask When Hiring a Tree Care Specialist

When we get work done on our home, we want to make sure we are getting the right people for the job. That’s why it’s important to ask the right questions before anything is made official. However, when it comes to tree care service, many of us might not know the right questions to ask…. Read more »