It’s that time of the year again when we start to prepare for the winter weather approaching. Winter can be really tough on a person’s home and their yard. Winter storms, in particular, can be brutal, complete with ice, sleet, snow, rain, flooding, thunder, lightning, and whipping winds. In New Jersey, you probably hear the… Read more »
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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 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 »
How to Get Your Property Ready For Spring
Springtime is a time of new beginnings. Leaves sprout on formerly dormant trees. Flowers pop up out of the ground. Birds can be heard chirping among the trees and bushes in your neighborhood. After a dark and cold winter, Spring brings with it warmer weather, sunshine, and new life. If you’re like most people, you… Read more »
Why Do Trees Fall Over During Severe Storms?
When there are big storms, there is always a lot of wreckage. Houses can be torn apart, cars moved and sometimes thrown from their original location, and trees fall onto properties. When Hurricane Sandy came through, it knocked over 8,497 trees in New York City alone. However, a storm isn’t always required for a tree… Read more »
Checklist for Fall Landscaping
Before winter, there are some fall landscaping tasks you or a professional can do to prepare your yard for the cold season and next spring. Fall landscaping typically involves raking tree leaves onto a plastic tarp and then making a mulch pile and/or disposing of the leaves in the garbage if that’s possible where you… 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 »
How Landscaping Can Be Good For The Environment
While most people know trees are good to have around for many reasons, not every property has trees– or decent landscaping. These days, however, the world is moving toward landscaping that’s good for the environment whereas nature and beauty come together in a way that doesn’t deplete resources but, instead, enhances them. “Beneficial landscaping” is… Read more »
Why You Should Prune Your Trees
Just like a person gets a haircut, a tree can get one too, though in this case it’s called “pruning.” A popular horticultural practice, pruning involves altering a tree’s form and growth so it looks and functions the way a person wants it to. So, here’s the question: “Why prune a tree?” Pruning offers many… Read more »
The Dangers of High Wind
“They Call The Wind Maria” was a popular song in the 1950s from a Broadway musical, and the way Maria was pronounced was “Mariah,” as in “Mariah Carey,” the singer who got her name from that song. Now one thing about Mariah Carey is this: she’s got a set of lungs/pipes on her– when she… 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 »
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 »
Major Storm Hits Northern New Jersey
Did you ever think you would see a day where a snowstorm brought things to a halt in New York City, aka the city that never sleeps? Of course, New York City is not the only area that the Blizzard of 2015 has impacted. In fact, our area has also been hit hard by the… Read more »
Big Foot Tree Service Provides 24-Hour Winter Storm Damage Cleanup
While most trees are tough, winter storm damage can happen because the weather can get so nasty. Have you noticed how windy it has been lately? Don’t forget freezing rain and the ice and snow all messing with your yard’s trees. Winter weather is intense. How do you know if a tree in your yard… 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 »