High winds, rain, ice, and heavy snow put tremendous pressure on trees that are growing in your neighborhood. Especially if the trees are close to homes, cars or power lines.

In New Jersey, we have all types of storms including Nor Easters, hurricanes, and blizzards. If the ground is saturated with rain, taller trees tend to fall if high winds are involved. Tree damage can cause issues with your home, sheds, pool area and landscaped areas. Removing a tree should be done safely and left up to the professionals.

When a storm hits, the clean up often spurs a breakout of chainsaws and power generators in your neighborhood. With safety as a top priority, Kristen Tree Service, Freehold, NJ is a top choice in the Central NJ area when it comes to safely removing downed trees from your property.

Things to Consider:

  • Consider the size of the tree. If it requires someone to leave the ground or the tree is more than 20’ high, it’s best to call in a professional tree removal service.
  • Is the tree leaning? Inspect the trunk and roots of the tree, it may be best to have a leaning tree remove before the storm as a precautionary measure.
  • Look at the surrounding area. Is the tree near power lines, leaning toward your shed, house or pool, area? Is it on a property line? Call a professional and get an estimate, it might be cheaper than you think and save money down the road.
  • Is the tree under tension? Never attempt to cut a tree under tension because the effects of cutting the tree could be dangerous.
  • Even if you own a chainsaw. Unless you have years of experience, operating a chainsaw safely requires training, skill and an understand of which direction the tree or limbs will fall.
  • Think about complete removal of the tree and all that it entails. Removing and discarding limbs and branches using a chipper/shredder and removing the stump (also known as stump grinding) are all considerations.
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Next Steps When hiring a Tree Removal Company

For safety and post storm clean up, hiring a professional tree removal company means checking out the company and make sure of the following:

  • Fully Insured – make sure the company you are hiring is fully insured
  • Trained Crew – Make sure they have crews that have safety training and years of experience with tree removal.
  • Equipment – Make sure they have the right equipment. Any reputable tree removal company will be able to quickly cut the tree, safely remove the tree and grid the stump all in the same day.
  • Reputation – Check out the companies’ Google reviews and make sure they have a great reputation and charge fair prices.


Pro-Tip – If you have a tree that has fallen on a power line. Please do not approach it. Always assume the downed power lines are energized. Call your local utility company New Jersey Central Power and Light (800) 662-3112 or click here!

Kristian Tree Service provides professional tree removal, tree trimming and stump grinding services in the Monmouth County Area for over 10 years. Family owned and operated, Kristian Tree Service has the manpower, equipment, and training to get the job done quickly and affordably.

Fully licensed and insured, we can safely remove your trees which have ben damaged from storms, high winds, insects, or other conditions. Call 732.955.1200 for your free estimate.

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