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?
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
How to Maintain a Healthy Tree
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 »
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 »
Make Your Lawn Look Nice After the Winter Season
As usual, many people’s lawns and yards look a little worse for wear because winter is, in general, a rough season. As spring comes along, it’s time to start thinking about getting out of the house and tending to your lawn to make it look nice. When the weather is sunny and warm, spend a… Read more »
The Importance of Trees on Your Property
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 »
Should You Prune Your Trees in the Winter?
Winter is on its way, which means the weather will bring ice, snow and slush for all of us to enjoy. Though most people tend to spend most of their time indoors each winter, especially in New Jersey when the temperature dips below freezing, some people choose to be outdoors for winter sports and other… Read more »
Emergency 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 »
The Importance of Removing Dead Trees from Your Yard
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 »
Should You Fertilize Trees?
Have you ever wondered whether you should fertilize the trees on your property? If you haven’t fertilized trees on your property, maybe this will be the year you start. Trees are like people– they get hungry. In some cases, they’re starving. Trees need nutrients and fertilizer helps them get needed nutrients so they can grow… Read more »
What is an Arborist?
There are many professions that work with trees, including loggers and foresters. However, not many people know of the profession, nor what it is they do. An arborist is someone who practices arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, and other perennial woody plants. So where some professions might just… Read more »
Get Your Property Ready for Fall
Fall is right around the corner, which means winter is that much closer. Before the weather gets too chilly and you’d rather spend your time indoors, there are some things you’ll want to get done in your yard. Making sure your property is in order will make it that much easier when the snow comes,… 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 »
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 »
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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