PTC was commissioned to care for this majestic oak and a sycamore tree for the Power Club at Princeton University. This project was an honor.
Princeton, NJ • Steve working out the top of this large maple. Unfortunately due to this trees declining health, it is time.
At PTC, we definitely believe in karma. We always aim to do what's right for those around us and ourselves. Being a fast, professional and friendly company means that we work as quickly as possible while still taking the time to ensure the best and safest quality of work.
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Tree Care received a grant from the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) to help fund an upcoming training workshop. Join Princeton Tree Care for a Tree Climber Specialist workshop!
Hamilton, NJ- Here is a quick glimpse at a few of our crew members removing an oak tree next to a busy highway. When trees become a danger to both driving and walking pedestrians, it's time to part ways.
"Tens of millions of ash trees have died in the United States since the arrival of emerald ash borer in 2001.
49 of EAB's newest victims resided in this community in Plainsboro, NJ.
Princeton Tree Care was called in to assist in making the community safe from the dangerous and fast declining ash trees."
Milford, NJ - Princeton Tree Care partners with ArborJet to inject the white ash state Champion of New Jersey. This tree happens to be the largest white ash in the country and is a whopping 400 years old. Being 82" in diameter and 21' 3" in circumference, it was a true honor to help prolong the life of this majestic tree.
Skillman, NJ- A grove of oaks infected with bacterial leaf scorch are being removed for the safety of the homeowners at Tapestry.
Princeton, NJ- High in the sky, John, one of our climbing specialists is tying the limb of this massive maple preparing it to be lowered by using sound arboricultural rigging practices.
West Windsor & Plainsboro, NJ- Our focus of the day: Attending to ash trees.
With ash trees being in danger due to emerald ash borer, we here at PTC are taking all precautions to have the ash trees that couldn't be salvaged, removed safely before becoming too brittle and falling on their own.
East Windsor, NJ- A tree emergency led the team out to an evening job to help assure the safety of both our client and their home. With the help of a few lights, the team was able to accomplish this take down safely and successfully!
Ewing, NJ - This massive oak, sprawling across multiple yards, lived out its natural life. Due to the structural instability of this timber giant, a crane was utilized in her removal.
Princeton, NJ- The recent wind storms damaged this beautiful London plane tree. Luckily our Crew arrived to remove the hanging limb before gravity took over.
Arborists and climbers depend on their ropes. It's imperative to have a groundsmen working the ropes when a climber is up in a tree to ensure safety and assistance when needed.
Princeton, NJ - Today we were thankful for the power and capabilities of this crane for the removal of a couple dead ash trees and an oak.
Having a crane gives us the ability to get the project done faster and with increased safety when working in dead trees. GREAT JOB TEAM.
One of the simplest, lightweight and most economical tools available to provide rigging control is the Port-A-Wrap.
This efficient lowering device provides our Crew with mechanical advantage when rigging down bid wood.
Pennington, NJ • Crew is out clearing some invasive plant material to open up some yard space.
Princeton, NJ - This dead and dangerous maple had to be taken down for public safety. While here, the rest of the trees are getting their proper care through proactive center pruning.
Princeton, NJ- Where we had to prune a pin oak's limbs away from our client's roof and home. It definitely was a tight squeeze getting the bucket in the right places but, we got the job done. Great effort from our team!
Here's a triumphant shot of John after the successful removal of a large lead.
PRINCETON JCT - It's sad to see a tree that you've been caring for over the course of many years to meet its end. Like all living things, trees also have a life cycle, and this oak ran its course.
When using a chainsaw, every situation is different, and grasping each of these unique situations builds onto your skill level, as would taking a practical chainsaw operator’s course.
We're very blessed to have John Henry on our team who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to chainsaw safety.
Photo Cred to our newest Team member, Annie. She was able to capture Crew member, John Henry in his element.
Bucket trucks are designed in an effective way to prevent any damages for the workers, while working at higher elevations. It has a bucket like structure, which is designed for a person to stand in and work from it. To enhance the safety of the worker, presently articulated boom lifts are used when operating in tight spaces.
On yesterday's job, our crew member Scott, found an unexpected guest in one of the trees the crew was working on. Here's what he had to say, "Poor fella. We didn't take the tree all the way down so they could keep their home."
Princeton, NJ- Worked on some takedowns and stump grinding for this project. Crew member Kyle and our pretty lady in the back, Layla, the Bucket Truck.
Princeton, NJ - We got the call around 5 this evening. The crew had already wrapped up for the day. Unfortunately, this ash tree had its own agenda. The Crew assembled to assist a client in need. Root rot caused by fungus was the culprit behind this trees untimely demise.
Princeton, NJ - Let's play a little game. It's called "Where's Hector."It's unfortunate when a tree runs its course. The Crew is assisting this oak make its graceful departure.
Hamilton, NJ - This tall timber giant ran its course. Towering over a home, this tree put everyone below at risk.Juan Bravo (in the bucket) and Layla (his trusty metal steed) are helping this tree make its graceful exit.
Princeton Jct, NJ- The crew is clearing this oak away from the utility lines and the pine away from our clients home.
Ever find yourself stumped by a post? No? We gotcha covered!
Princeton Jct, NJ - Our client was concerned for his children's safety due to the dangerous hanging limbs and branches.So we removed all dead, damaged and decaying limbs, pruning them back to a point of good health.We also raised this oak's canopy. Raising the canopy on a landscape tree is a technique used for both practical as well as aesthetic purposes.
We are grateful for the talents and incredible work ethic that Liz and Gabi contribute to the growth of our lil' ole tree care company.Hip-Hip-Hooray for these shining stars!
Hamilton, NJ - This sickly tree towered over our clients garden. To save the vegetation below, David ascended to the treetop and got to the root of the problem! BOOM!
Lawrenceville, NJ - This mature maple has been defeated by insects and disease. Since it posed a threat to our clients home, we assisted in this trees removal and future as firewood. The Answer Is: John, John is NOT afraid of heights =)
Robbinsville, NJ - David is closely observing and assisting in the removal of this large black walnut tree. These 2 work seamlessly together. Cheers to our client who proactively prevailed and this timber giant was taken down before nature ran it's course.
Kendall Park, NJ - We had Edward Scissorhands take care of this one for us. He meticulously reduced the height and the girth. Also, a light canopy elevation and this tree Edward claimed is one of his best masterpieces to date ; )
North Philadelphia, PA - Team PTC may make it look easy, but the biggest mistake when grooming your shrubs or hedge is cutting them back too far. Once you cut your hedge back too far they could turn brown and possibly never grow back in.
Team PTC - This crew of tree care professionals are friendly, skilled and love what they do. This is just a glimpse of a day in the life of Team PTC.
Princeton, NJ - This Great American Sycamore had some mighty limbs over our clients home. We safety pruned and cleaned this beauty up. This great American tree will continue to live a strong, safe and happy life.
Gabi is selectivly pruning this ornamental maple to help beautify, maintain health, and treat disease. She takes pride in her work and we appreciate her for it!
Kendall Park, NJ - Rod, one of our master climbers. He loves his craft and WOW does it show in his work.
The Importance of Mulching Skillman, NJ - Our client has three maturing maples on their property. Two of them are thriving and one of the maples has a thinning canopy and many dead branches. After analyzing each of the trees, it was observed that the two thriving maples were along the edge of the property line well past where the grass ends and along the forest line. The thinning maple had a much different environment, with rocks surrounding the it's trunk.
The difference in these two scenarios is that the thriving trees along the forest line have organic material (dirt, leaves, bark) on the ground below the trees. The organic material decomposes and feeds the trees. The trees receive constant nutrients this way. The rocks around the thinning tree do not provide any nutrients for the tree, and it shows. By removing the rocks and installing mulch, the tree will start to receive nutrients as the mulch decomposes. The mulch will also keep the tree roots moist. As a best practice and to help keep your trees in optimal health, remove grass from around tree trunks and install mulch.
East Windsor, NJ- This white pine tree was planted by our clients son over 20 years ago. They really wanted us to give it some TLC. So with careful pruning we reduced any blister rust. This pine was also treated with a light canopy elevation.
East Windsor, NJ- Large pin oak showing signs of nutrient deficiency. Center pruning performed to reduce nutrient requirement and assist tree maintain optimal health. Structural pruning, removing the limbs over home for increased safety.
Plainsboro, NJ - This beautiful magnolia tree was shading our clients garden. So with a little bit of love and a whole lot of pruning, we were able to help her garden glow again.
Our newest recruit. With a background in the farming industry, "Lisa" joins the crew to assist the team in moving BIG WOOD
Mary's Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove, NJ - Princeton Tree Care was given the opportunity to do more than just give out tricks or treats on Halloween. Mary's Place By the Sea is a non-profit organization that provides a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body, and soul. They offer a wide range of complimentary services to their guests, however, these services do cost money. Which is why they reached out to the community for assistance. They have dreams of building another home and needed help in removing a large tree. We were happy to donate our services. Chris, Todd and Luis set out on Friday October, 31st to remove the trees from the lot to allow for a future sanctuary to be built for women in need. If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Our chainsaw carvers are at it again.
At least in the safety department. We had the opportunity to go and aid in tornado clean-up in Indiana over the past week. Fortunately for this farmer, family from a previous generation planted these trees far enough away from their farm home. Close to 30 limbs came crashing down during the tornado and not a single limb caused damage to anything more than the grass below. Remember, safety first! Trees are a blessing, but they can also be a curse if not maintained. Contact us today for an evaluation of the safety of your trees.
Princeton Jct, NJ- Princeton Tree Care was contact to remove a few very large trees shadowing over this lovely home in West Windsor. Pro activity prevailed and this timber giant was taken down before nature ran it's course. Large trees are certainly a wonderful part of our yards landscape and they aid in providing life to the inhabitants of planet earth. It is good practice to plant trees a safe distance from your home so they can grow without causing an eventual safety concern.
Princeton Jct, NJ- This fantastic family has been rooted in Princeton Jct since the early 90's. Over the years, their home has been overshadowed by an overzealous pine and a sprawling maple tree. Princeton Tree Care was contacted to spruce up the curb appeal of their home. Our focus was to open up the front yard to allow for an increase in daylight and a rejuvenated view of their home. Contact Princeton Tree Care for a free evaluation. Providing tree service is what we do. Tree maintenance, pruning, proper fertilization and overall annual inspections will help to maintain these beautiful and timeless treasures.
Plainsboro, NJ - This BEAST of a tree was dead and dangerous. The swag of this giant had it leaning heavy towards this otherwise peaceful carefree home. It was as easy as 1, 2, 3... and, well 4. Piece by piece this ticking timber bomb was reduced to firewood. This once feared hardwood will now provide warmth and comfort to a lucky family this upcoming winter.
It's raining sticks and twigs in Plainsboro.
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Removing large limbs from over your house and driveway falls into the three P's of hurricane preparedness. Planning, preparation and Princeton Tree Care!
Princeton, NJ - Trees are high maintenance. Ok, well not really. But they do require some attention. In the 'before' picture to the right, this Princeton born pin oak had many hanging branches, dead limbs and unhealthy growth. Although these ailments are common, they are also preventable. Pruning a tree of competing branches and limbs allows the ones remaining to receive the full supply of available earthy nutrients. PLUS, the extra space created in the meantime will let air flow more freely through the tree, furthering its healthy growth and development. Needle-less to say, your trees are pining for some attention. A big thank you to Lindsay and Kevin for awarding us the opportunity to care for this beautiful tree.
Princeton Jct, NJ - This is one of those times where nature leaves you scratching your head. What is the root meaning of this... My thoughts branch out to all of the limb-etless possibilities.
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