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Tree & Shrub Care

PLANT HEALTH CARE

The most common reason a tree owner calls an arborist is concern that something is wrong with a tree. It may be that some of the leaves are discolored, a branch has died, or perhaps the entire tree has been dropping leaves. Sometimes the cause of concern is a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected. Other times the problem is more complex—with several underlying causes and a remedy that requires treatments extending over several years. Unfortunately, there are instances in which the problem has gone undetected for so long that the tree cannot be helped, and the only option is removal. If an arborist had been called earlier, perhaps the tree could have been saved.

THE SOLUTION: PLANT HEALTH CARE

Situations such as these led arborists to create Plant Health Care (PHC) programs. The objective of PHC is to maintain or improve the landscape’s appearance, vitality and—in the case of trees—safety, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. Plant Health Care involves monitoring, using preventive treatments, and adopting a strong commitment to working closely with you, the tree owner.

WHY PLANT HEALTH CARE, NOT TREE HEALTH CARE?

While trees are dominant ornamental features in your home landscape, they share this area with turfgrasses, shrubs, and bedding plants. And all these plants have one resource in common: the soil. The roots of trees, shrubs, turfgrass, and bedding plants intermingle and compete for water and nutrients. In fact, the roots of a single mature tree may extend 60 feet or more out into your lawn or flower beds

Every treatment applied to the lawn (fertilizer and herbicide, for example) can impact the appearance and vitality of a tree. Conversely, treatments applied to a tree, such as pruning and fertilizing, can influence the appearance and vitality of the underlying turfgrass. The care of each plant in a landscape can affect the health of every plant in that landscape.

WHAT DOES A TREE AND SHRUB PLANT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM COVER?

Every home landscape is unique, so there is no standard PHC program. Plant Health Care programs do have features in common, however. First, PHC involves monitoring tree and shrub health. This step allows problems to be detected and managed before they become serious. The monitoring may be as simple as annual visits to check on a few special trees in your landscape, or it may involve more frequent quarterly or monthly inspections of all your trees and shrubs. The monitoring frequency and complexity of your PHC program depend on the size and diversity of your landscape as well as your particular landscape goals.

Second, if problems or potential problems are detected or anticipated during a monitoring visit, your arborist will develop solutions. The solution could be a simple change in your lawn irrigation schedule—many trees are kept too moist—or more detailed suggestions, such as pruning or spot applications of pesticides.

Finally, PHC involves you, the client. Your arborist will give you information about your trees and shrubs. This information ensures that decisions are made that address your concerns and are appropriate to your landscape budget and goals. Information may be provided through a variety of means. Obviously, discussions and answering questions are important means of conveying information, but many PHC programs include written recommendations after each monitoring visit. Plant Health Care is a program tailored to the needs of the client and his or her trees and shrubs.

HOW WILL MY TREES AND SHRUBS BENEFIT FROM PLANT HEALTH CARE? 

Because ornamental trees and shrubs can quickly succumb to problems, routine monitoring and timely treatments can protect your landscape investment and reduce expenses. A monitoring visit to your landscape might reveal:

  • Hidden infestations of tent caterpillars that may soon defoliate the ornamental crabapples in your front yard
  • Weakly attached branches that may fail and damage the house
  • Improperly pruned shrubs that are not flowering as abundantly as they should

Your Plant Health Care specialist can recommend treatments and changes in maintenance practices that can eliminate these problems while maximizing the safety and aesthetic quality of your landscape.

WHAT WILL A PHC PROGRAM COST? 

Because each program is individually designed to fit the needs of a particular landscape, no standard price can be given without a site visit and assessment. You may have an interest in developing a plan for a few key trees in your landscape, or you may wish to have the entire landscape placed on a program. PHC programs can also be structured in different ways.

For example, some programs charge a fee for monitoring and bill each treatment separately. Other programs have an annual fee that covers all monitoring visits for the season as well as many potential treatments. These more comprehensive programs provide the peace of mind in knowing that treatments for most potential problems are already covered by the program without additional charges. Individualized programs and flexibility are at the heart of PHC. Contact Dujets Tree Experts so we can design a Plant Health Care program that fits your goals and budget.

Tree & Stump Removal

TREE & STUMP REMOVAL EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Finding a tree and stump removal company in Essex, Bergen, Morris, Hudson, and Passaic county that’s experienced in tree and stump removal is important for a variety of reasons. Having the right equipment is essential in the tree industry. Dujets Tree Experts serves you with 40′ & 150′ cranes, 65′ bucket trucks, 12″ brush chippers to 24″ whole tree chippers. We also have small portable stump grinders for those though backyard stumps or large tow behind units capable of grinding a stump out completely, 24″ below grade. Dujets Tree Experts also serves you with experienced climbers who regularly compete in NJ tree climbing competitions.

You want to be sure that the company bidding on your tree or stump removal project can handle your job safely without any property damage. Dujets Tree Experts has over 50 years of tree removal and stump grinding experience. Dujets Tree Experts has all the state of the art tree and stump removal equipment to remove your trees and stumps safely and cost effectively. We have large scale equipment to handle even the largest trees. No job is too big…or too small.

PROOF OF INSURANCE

Dujets Tree Experts is fully licensed and insured. We have complete workmen’s compensation insurance and bodily injury liability of $5,000,000/$5,000,000 with additional property damage liability coverage of $1,000,000 and virtually unlimited coverage for specific, extremely dangerous jobs.

Tree Removal by an insured company is essential  because tree work is one of the most dangerous occupations.

ASK FOR PROOF OF INSURANCE

Remember, if the men working on your property are not insured, you are responsible for any injury to them or others. YOU PAY ALL THEIR MEDICAL NEEDS. If you have any doubt with the above, check with your insurance agent.

FREE ESTIMATES

Cost-Get other estimates. This is the only way you can know the best price for your job. A tree in an open field can cost $100 to remove.  This same tree next to a house may cost you three times as much!  Find out before you hire a tree removal company.

Dujets Tree Experts is experienced and fully insured and we guarantee to provide you with prompt, courteous and clean service with the price and VALUE that can’t be beat!

Tree Pruning

PRUNING YOUNG TREES

Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that  receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature.

Keep these few simple principles in mind before pruning a tree:

  • Each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree. Always have a purpose in mind before  making a cut.
  • Proper technique is essential. Poor pruning can cause damage that lasts for the life of the tree.
  • Trees do NOT heal the way people do. When a tree is wounded, it must grow over and  compartmentalize the wound. As a result, the wound is contained within the tree forever.
  • Small cuts do less damage to the tree than large cuts. For that reason, proper pruning (training) of young trees is critical.
  • Most young trees maintain a single dominant leader growing upward. Do not prune back the tip of this leader. Do not allow secondary branches to outgrow the leader. Sometimes a tree will develop double leaders know as co-dominant stems. Co-dominant stems can lead to structural weaknesses, so it is best to remove one of the stems while the tree is young.

MAKING PROPER PRUNING CUTS

Pruning cuts should be made just outside the branch collar. The branch collar contains trunk or parent branch tissue and should not be damaged or removed.  If the trunk collar has grown out on a dead limb to be removed, make the cut just beyond the collar. Do not cut the collar.

If a large limb is to be removed, its weight should first be reduced.  This is done by making an undercut about 12 to 18 inches from the limb’s point of attachment.  Make a second cut from the top, directly above or a few inches farther out on the limb.  This technique reduces the possibility of tearing the bark.

PRUNING TECHNIQUES  

Crown Cleaning: The removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of the tree.

Crown Thinning: The selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown.  Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.

Crown Raising: Removes the lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.

Crown Reduction: Reduces the size of the tree, often for clearance for utility lines. Reducing the height or spread of a tree is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to lateral branches that are large enough to assume the terminal roles (at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem). Compared to topping, reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.

PRUNING MATURE TREES

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree’s life.

REASONS FOR PRUNING

Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to remove crowded or rubbing limbs, and to eliminate hazards. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as a corrective or preventive measure.

Routine thinning does not necessarily improve the health of a tree. Trees produce a dense crown of leaves to manufacture the sugar used as energy for growth and development. Removal of foliage through pruning can reduce growth and stored energy reserves. Heavy pruning can be a significant health stress for the tree.

Yet if people and trees are to coexist in an urban or suburban environment, then we sometimes have to modify the trees. City environments do not mimic natural forest conditions. Safety is a major concern. Also, we want trees to complement other landscape plantings and lawns. Proper pruning, with an understanding of tree biology, can maintain good tree health and structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic values of our landscapes.

WHEN TO PRUNE

Most routine pruning to remove weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be accomplished at any time during the year with little effect on the tree. As a rule, growth is maximized and wound closure is fastest if pruning takes place before the spring growth flush. Some trees, such as maples and birches, tend to “bleed” if pruned early in the spring. It may be unsightly, but it is of little consequence to the tree.

A few tree diseases, such as oak wilt, can be spread when pruning wounds allow spores access into the tree. Susceptible trees should not be pruned during active transmission periods.

Heavy pruning just after the spring growth flush should be avoided. At that time, trees have just expended a great deal of energy to produce foliage and early shoot growth. Removal of a large percentage of foliage at that time can stress the tree.

HOW MUCH SHOULD BE PRUNED?

The amount of live tissue that should be removed depends on the tree size, species, and age, as well as the pruning objectives. Younger trees tolerate the removal of a higher percentage of living tissue better than mature trees do. An important principle to remember is that a tree can recover from several small pruning wounds faster than from one large wound.

A common mistake is to remove too much inner foliage and small branches. It is important to maintain an even distribution of foliage along large limbs and in the lower portion of the crown. Overthinning reduces the tree’s sugar production capacity and can create tip-heavy limbs that are prone to failure.

Mature trees should require little routine pruning. A widely accepted rule of thumb is never to remove more than one-quarter of a tree’s leaf-bearing crown. In a mature tree, pruning even that much could have negative effects. Removing even a single, large-diameter limb can create a wound that the tree may not be able to close. The older and larger a tree becomes, the less energy it has in reserve to close wounds and defend against decay or insect attack. The pruning of large mature trees is usually limited to removal of dead or potentially hazardous limbs.

HIRING AN ARBORIST

Pruning large trees can be dangerous. If pruning involves working above the ground or using power equipment, it is best to hire a certified arborist or NJ Certified Tree Expert such as Dujets. An Certified Tree Expert can determine the type of pruning necessary to improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees and provide the services of a trained crew, with all of the required safety equipment and liability insurance.

DUJETS TREE EXPERTS ARE:

  • Members of professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
  • ISA Certified Arborists and NJ Certified Tree Experts
  • Fully insured, licensed and bonded.
  • A Trusted, family owned and operated business since 1960. Ask for our list of references.

AVOID USING THE SERVICES OF ANY TREE COMPANY THAT:

  • Advertises topping as a service provided; knowledgeable arborists know that topping is harmful to trees and is not an accepted practice
  • Uses tree climbing spikes to climb trees that are being pruned; climbing spikes can damage trees, and their use should be limited to trees that are being removed

Firewood

Firewood Delivered in Passaic County NJ

  • All wood is fully seasoned 6 months to 1 year.
  • All our firewood is hard woods, such as oak, ash, hard maples, and hickory.
  • All our firewood is local and comes from trees that are removed in Northern New Jersey.
  • The best hard woods are split for firewood while everything else is ground down for mulch.

HOW MUCH IS A CORD?

One cord of firewood is approximately 500 – 600 pieces and measures 128 cubic feet which is 4’x4’x 8′ when stacked. Depending on how many fires you have each year, a cord can last a long time.

DID YOU KNOW?

Heat energy from firewood is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units).  1 BTU is the amount of energy needed to heat 1lb. Of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit.  Properly seasoned hardwoods have a lower moisture content then fresh split wood.  Properly seasoned firewood has an average of about 7,700 BTUs per pound, while fresh split firewood has only about 5,000 BTUs per pound.

So make sure you are ordering your firewood from a reputable company that has enough room to store their firewood and have it properly seasoned.  Just look at the picture below, it’s proof that we have more then enough room to store our wood.  That is over 1,000 cords in that picture!

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Services March 7, 2017

ABOUT US

We are a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience. Dujets was founded by Leonard Dujets, an arborist and Certified Tree Expert (CTE), who has been serving satisfied customers in North Jersey for over 50 years. We are a fully licensed & insured tree service experts and provide free estimates. Give us a call today!

CONTACT US

54 Notch Road,
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
(973) 256-0007
info@dujetstree.com
www.dujetstree.com
Business Registration # NJTC768159