Tree Care Services for Distinguished Properties
The licensed arborists at Northeast Horticultural Services are committed to guiding you in making the right decisions for your trees. From deciding when it’s time to remove a tree, to providing cutting edge tree care and preservation methods, we truly care about your trees and your property goals. We are well versed in all phases of tree care operations including the safe removal of hazardous trees, fine pruning and ongoing care of champion trees.
We are one of just a few firms in Connecticut to have earned accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). The TCIA accreditation helps consumers identify qualified tree care companies who conduct business in a safe, legal, and ethical manner. This designation is considered the industry gold standard and it allows you to rest easy knowing you have entrusted your tree care needs with us.
Our Tree Care Services
Northeast Horticultural Services provides arboricultural services in Fairfield, Weston, Westport, Connecticut, and the surrounding communities. We have licensed arborists with the training and expertise to resolve existing problems with your landscape, prevent future problems with the foliage and preserve the health of the plants, shrubs, and trees on your property.
We provide arboriculture-related services for new construction and existing properties. Regardless of the type and scope of the problem, our arborist can evaluate the health of your trees and make recommendations for tree care services, elimination of disease and eradication of pests, determine if tree or shrub removal is required, and create a plan to help you reach the goals you have in mind for your landscape.
In addition to services that resolve problems and restore the health of your shrubs and trees, we offer periodic evaluation of your trees and shrubs. This allows our arborist to evaluate the success of the tactics that are currently in place for landscape management on your property. Depending on the result of this assessment, we can refine your tree care plan, suggest preemptive approaches that can be implemented, and help you redefine your objectives.
Please browse our website to learn more about the services provided by Northeast Horticulture Services in the areas of Fairfield, Weston, Westport, Connecticut and the surrounding communities. Click on each of the links to the left to read more about our arboriculture services and contact our office today to discuss your needs with a certified arborist.
Pruning your trees on a regular basis keeps them healthy and beautiful. In addition to maintaining the aesthetic beauty of your trees, there are a number of reasons why pruning is essential:
- Maintenance pruning to improve the health and structure of the trees
- Hazard reduction
- Restoration after storms or other damage
There are several benefits to implementing a program to maintain and prune your trees and shrubs:
- Removing wood decay, fungi and bacteria which are food sources for insect vectors
- Live branch removal for increased sunlight and air circulation
- Structural pruning for your trees to ensure proper growth with an ideal structure of the tree. It reduces the need for structural support and reduces potential for costly problems.
- Safety audits around pedestrian walkways, buildings or parking lots
- Vista pruning to increase the value of your landscape
Your mature tree should be examined annually to decide which limbs should be removed. A tree that has been incorrectly pruned can lead to future problems, increased maintenance cost and failure. A well-pruned tree should not look pruned. Maintaining your tree will also increase the health of plant life below the tree by allowing light to penetrate.
Our licensed arborists are available to walk your property and discuss short and long term tree pruning and tree trimming programs with you.
At Northeast Horticultural Services, our primary goal is to restore plants, shrubs, and trees to health and vitality every time we can. But, despite our very best intentions and efforts, some trees and shrubs cannot be saved. If this is the case with a tree on your property, we offer large tree removal and shrub removal service that can uproot the dead trees and shrubs from your property to improve aesthetic appeal and safety of your home. At the end of a tree’s lifecycle, the dead tree can pose safety risks to people and your residence. If you are unsure about whether a tree on your property needs to be removed or not, contact Northeast Horticultural Service. We can send a certified arborist to your property to assess the condition of your tree and determine if tree removal service is necessary.
There are several factors that determine if a tree should be removed. For example, if the tree or shrub is dying or dead, a tree has sustained damage and poses a safety hazard, the tree is an insurmountable obstacle, or needs to be removed for construction purposes, we can provide tree removal service to resolve the problem. In addition, if the immediate area contains too many trees and they are causing crowding, this can damage surrounding trees and the tree should be removed to enable others to grow. Our tree care specialists have the training, expertise, and state of the art equipment to ensure efficient service and preserve the safety of individuals and property. You can learn more about the large tree removal and shrub removal services that we provide in Fairfield, Weston, Westport, Connecticut and the neighboring areas, on our website, or you can contact us to discuss your needs.
Northeast Horticultural in Action
Northeast Horticultural was hired to evaluate the health of a large Norway Maple situated very close to a home. Requiring more than a basic visual inspection, Licensed Arborist, Stacey Marcell, conducted a Level 2 Assessment of the tree. Utilizing special tools, including binoculars, a mallet, a probe and a shovel, she evaluated the general health of the tree, potential load, outward sign of defects and the conditions and history of the site. Stacey determined the tree was significantly compromised and severely rotted beyond repair. Unfortunately, no measures could be taken to save the tree and therefore it was safely removed.
Transplanting is the process of relocating an existing tree in the landscape. Northeast Horticultural Services has the means to relocate almost any size tree over most distances. Correct species identification and knowledge of the best season to move a tree are paramount to transplant success.
When new trees are required, Northeast Horticultural Services can assist in the design and selection of the best species suited to the site and conditions on the client’s property. To minimize shock and water loss, correct handling of the tree from the nursery to the planting location is crucial to the survival and the development of the tree. We pride ourselves in using the proper planting techniques for long-term success of newly planted trees. We can also assist in the after care of the planted tree, which includes mulching, watering, root development and early pruning to help ensure the healthy establishment of the tree.
We provide a thorough tree evaluation to assess the health of the tree and determine the best solution. Our arborists consider several factors when evaluating trees, including the environmental conditions, status of the root system, signs of decay, and the history of the specific tree. In some cases, the health of the tree can be restored through pruning, fertilizing, mulching or air spading. In other situations, tree removal may be required. If you hope to preserve your trees, early hazard tree identification is essential. Waiting too long can result in further damage to the tree that will require tree removal.
Hazard Tree Removal
When trees are hazardous, they can pose a potential safety risk to people and property. A hazard tree may fall and injure people or cause damage to vehicles, houses, and utility lines. Northeast Horticultural Services offers hazard tree evaluation services. There are several signs that indicate a tree may pose a safety hazard. If a tree has been struck by lightning, has cracks, loose bark, visible cavities, root rot, discoloration, or other structural problems, it may be a hazardous tree. When the problem is detected early enough, it may be possible to correct the problem rather than removing the tree.
Please call Northeast Horticultural Services today at 203-375-0553 for assistance with hazard tree evaluation in Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas.
What’s left when you remove a tree…often times, the stump.At Northeast Horticultural Services, our primary goal is to restore plants, shrubs, and trees to health and vitality every time we can. But, despite our very best intentions and efforts, some trees and shrubs cannot be saved. If this is the case with a tree on your property, we offer tree and shrub removal service.
We then offer both stump grinding and stump removal. Our arborists can recommend the best option depending on what your future plans for the area are.
Our tree care specialists have the training, expertise, and state of the art equipment to ensure efficient and safe service.
Comprehensive Tree Inventory
A tree inventory is a virtual map detailing the general health and age of all of the trees within a given area. Tree inventories are used by cities, companies, and individuals in order to determine which trees need maintenance and which ones might have to be replaced. This can be a great way to make sure that potentially hazardous trees are treated quickly in order to avoid all possible danger.A tree inventory is just the beginning of a good overall maintenance plan. One can then use the tree inventory to create a detailed maintenance schedule for all the trees within a given piece of property. This is a great idea for parks, cities, and even large estates. At Northeast Horticultural Services, we can help you not only create a tree inventory, but we can work with you to establish a practical maintenance schedule for all of your trees.
Cabling & Bracing
Whether mature trees have been weakened by wind or storms or have naturally weak joints, Northeast Horticultural Services offers services to help increase the storm resistance of your trees. Our staff of qualified arborists can take care of your tree cabling and tree bracing needs in Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas.Our trained and experienced arborists have the knowledge to evaluate your trees and recommend the best solution to provide the supports your trees need. The process begins with an arborist examining your trees to locate weak limbs and attachment points. This information is used to create a tree cabling or bracing system that will support the weak areas of the tree to improve storm and wind resistance.Proper installation of braces and tree cabling systems is essential for the health of your trees. When cables and braces are improperly installed, they can cause further damage to the tree. We employ highly trained and qualified technicians to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality tree cabling and tree bracing services. Our cabling and bracing systems are installed according to the standards set by the American National Standards Institute.Although there is no guarantee that cables or braces will protect a tree from hurricane force winds, a well designed and correctly installed system is the most effective method for improving the ability of trees to withstand storms. For more information about our tree cabling and tree bracing services in Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Connecticut, and the surrounding communities. Contact Northeast Horticultural Services at 203-375-0553.
Lightning protection systems are a series of rods and cables which attempt to channel the electricity from a lightning strike through the cable to the ground safely without damaging the tree. Lightning protection systems are used to reduce the risk of damage to trees from lightning strikes. Protected trees shall not be considered a safe haven from lightning strikes. According to the ISA, trees of historical interest, trees of unusual value, shade trees within 10 feet of a building, trees with branches overhanging buildings, tall trees in recreational or park areas, trees that are more likely to be struck by their location such as isolated tree on a hill, in a golf course or in a pasture should be equipped with a lightning protection system. Small trees located under the drip line or very close to a larger tree with a lightning protection system usually do not need their own lightning protection system.Northeast Horticultural Services can evaluate, recommend, and install a formidable lightning protection system according to our customers’ individual needs.