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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of hiring an arborist who when trimming or pruning live trees climbs spikeless rather than a company who uses spikes?

What is the benefit of hiring an arborist who when trimming or pruning live trees climbs spikeless rather than a company who uses spikes?Spikes harm trees everytime a climber steps into the tree with a spike it leaves a pathway into the tree for disease and infection. If you are going through the expense to trim a tree it should be done the right way spikeless to preserve the health and appearance of the tree.

What is arboriculture?

Arboriculture is defined as all aspects of the science, artistry, techniques and business of tree care. It is performed by arborists who are well trained in tree health, problems, diseases and other issues.

What credentials should I check before hiring the services of a professional tree care business?

Request copies of up-to-date certificates of liability insurance and recent references. Always request written estimates of services before hiring a tree care company, and expect to receive your estimate within one to five days.

Is it a good idea to hire low-cost tree care companies for your property’s tree planting and maintenance needs?

Beware of tree care service companies that offer discount prices or require advance payment for services. These businesses may not have proper insurance coverage or provide adequate tree care.

How long will it take to complete my tree removal or maintenance work?

During winter months, which are often the best times for tree removal work, you can expect your tree care needs to be completed within one or two weeks. In spring and summer, which are the busiest seasons for tree care, most tree service projects can be completed in four weeks.

How quickly can I expect a response to my request for emergency tree care and removal services?

A highly competent and experienced tree service company like Arbor Ace Tree Service provides 24-hour emergency service, including storm damage tree cutting, removal and clearing assistance. Arbor Ace professionals offer immediate response to your call for help.

What time of year is best for pruning my trees?

Different tree types have different pruning needs. Although conifers can be safely pruned during any season, by pruning during winter, the dormant season, you can reduce sap and resin loss from severed branches and facilitate healing of the wounds. It is usually best to trim and prune hardwood trees during winter to decrease chances of spreading any disease which is present and to reduce sap loss. For trees and bushes that flower during the springtime, pruning should be undertaken right after they flower. For trees and shrubs flowering during summer or autumn months, pruning should be done in their dormant period. Dead or decaying tree limbs can be pruned or removed during any season.

Should I ask my tree care company to grind any tree stumps on my property?

Yes, it is a good idea to have tree stumps ground with a stump grinder. These grinders are equipped with sturdy, durable cutting wheels for grinding stumps into mulch for easy removal from your land. Since tree stumps detract from your property’s appearance and can cause you, your family and guests accidents from tripping and falling, they should be ground. This will also free formerly wasted space so you can replant or use this space for another purpose.

Are tree pruning, trimming and reduction the same process?

Although these terms and processes have similarities, they are essentially different. Trimming is thinning and removing unneeded branches. Pruning refers to style cutting and shaping for training tree growth, and reduction means reducing the height of a tree.

If I dislike my neighbor’s tree or it is threatening damage to my property, what should I do?

If you have a dislike for a nearby tree in your neighbor’s yard, you should discuss this issue with your neighbor. Although you cannot legally prune or alter this tree, you may come to a compromising agreement with your neighbor about pruning or even removing this tree, especially if you offer to contribute to paying for the necessary tree care maintenance. If the tree presents a menace to your property, ask for your neighbor’s assistance in alleviating this threat. If your neighbor will not cooperate, you may need to contact their home owner’s insurer or submit an arborist’s assessment of the problem to your appropriate city officials for review.

What is normal insurance coverage for trees on residential property?

In most instances, insurance policies do not cover tree care unless your house or other property suffers damage as the result of a fallen tree or limb. Sometimes you can recover the cost of a lost tree plus necessary expenses for replanting and additional landscaping. However, it is important to work with an experienced professional arborist and tree service that are familiar with seeking damage coverage from insurance companies.There are many important aspects to consider when you are in need of professional arborists and tree care specialists for your private property. Contact Arbor Ace Tree Service in Clifton, NJ, today for the ultimate in highly qualified and experienced tree care experts and comprehensive services.