Category: Tree Removal

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 »

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 »

Tips for Selecting the Right Tree Removal Company

Tree Removal Company

What are some tips for selecting the right tree removal company? Experience Matters First, you’ll want to look around for the more experienced companies. It’s good to find ones that have been in business for several years and have dealt with all sorts of issues, rather than “newbies.” The Right Qualifications That said, next you’d… Read more »

Do You Need A Permit To Remove A Tree In New Jersey?

If there is a tree on your property that is a nuisance or a threat to safety, there are several options available to remove it; however, you often need to obtain permission to do so due to state regulations. As we all know, trees are vital to our environment and we risk great harm if… Read more »

Things That Could Go Wrong When Cutting Down Your Own Trees

Cutting down your own trees is something you could do, but do you really want to do it yourself? First of all, most of us do not have the time, tools or knowledge necessary to cut down trees on our property. What if some high-up branches need to be removed first? How are you going… Read more »

Make the Safe Decision When Debating Tree Removal

We humans certainly get attached to things, including trees. There’s something about trees that make them feel like part of the family. Sure, they don’t talk, walk or think, but they’re there for us, silently living nearby, giving us shade from the sun, protection from the wind, and, of course, a view of natural beauty… Read more »

Signs Your Tree has Expired

How do you know if your tree is dead? One way to check is to scratch the bark on the shoots of your tree using your thumbnail or a knife. Stems with green under the bark are still alive, while those with brown under the bark are dead. Other telltale signs of dead trees can… Read more »

Remember to Call Big Foot Tree Service After a Difficult Winter Storm

Winter weather is tough. One day it can be chilly, but clear and sunny, and later in the week, the weather can drastically turn and a major winter weather storm could bust through, and shred anything in its path. Even worse, a dreaded polar vortex could arrive any day, and cause a bit of disarray…. Read more »

When Is It Necessary to Remove a Tree From Your Property?

For some people, trees, bushes, and other shrubbery are not only part of their lawn, but a part of their house. Certain types of trees can grow for decades and not show any changes, and other trees can sprout up to be over a hundred feet tall! A common factor between all types of trees,… Read more »

Can Governments Tell You to Remove a Tree From Your Property?

Many trees have been here long before us and will remain long after we’re gone. Indeed, trees are an important part of any community as they help give a place history, beauty, and shade from the sun. When you have a tree on your property that you think needs removing, are there any rules against… Read more »

When to Plant a Tree After a Stump has Been Removed [Video]

If you’ve recently had a tree removed, chances are your yard’s looking a little more bare than usual. While there was likely good reason for the tree to come down, there’s no doubt that it left you wanting to spruce up your landscaping immediately! Before doing so, there are some things you’ll want to consider… Read more »

Look Out Below: Why Branches Fall

We always see those commercials on television, or comedic skits in movies where a branch will fall from a tree and usually land on someone’s car beneath it. We just assume that the branch broke on its own with no rhyme or reason behind it, but there are actually two things that cause tree branches… Read more »

When Does a Deteriorating Tree Become Dangerous to Your Property?

Trees are one of the greatest assets of a property. Providing shade, increasing land value and helping with drainage, trees are an incredibly 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 fell a tree, and keeping… 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 »

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 »

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 »

What Are the Best Trees to Plant on Your Property?

Trees add value to a person’s property. They provide both shade and privacy, while also looking pretty, too. If you’ve been thinking of adding some trees to your property, there are basic things to consider. First, consider “scale.” If you have a smaller house, it wouldn’t make sense to plant a tree that will grow… 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 »

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 »