With over 30 years of industry experience, Chestnut Arboricultural & Forestry Services (Chestnut AFS ) offers expert tree removal service to Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union Counties, in addition to all of North Jersey. You can rest assured with our extensive experience that the removal project will be taken care of quickly and properly. The owner of Chestnut AFS is a proud graduate of Rutgers University School of Agriculture.
This is the process of taking down a tree and the removal of the above ground parts. Trees are removed for a variety of reasons whether they are dead, dangerous, or diseased, and sometimes for aesthetic reasons such as poorly formed or obstructing view to and from the house. Whatever the reason, our estimators will accommodate your objectives and make sure you are removing trees to achieve your goals without unnecessary removal of trees. We will also advise you if the tree is truly a hazard tree in need of removal or diseased and with no cure. All trees to be removed will be done in accordance with industry standards and will minimize damage to other plants and property. We will not "force" our vehicles onto your property and when it is necessary, we will use matting to protect your lawn; for those trees that are not accessible by aerial lift, we will use our trained climbers to perform the task.
Cranes are employed when trees are too dangerous to climb or are in a position to be removed more efficiently and at less expense to our customers.
Root grinding is the removal of roots at the surface or slightly below the surface, and it can be for roots interfering with walks, lawns, or foundations. The amount of root removal is entirely dependent upon the location or proximity to the tree trunk, the size of the root, its contribution to the tree, and anchoring or stability capacity. This should only be done by a NJ Certified Tree Expert.
If you have any questions about our company or services, please do not hesitate to ask our friendly and professional staff. Whatever your tree care or forestry needs, we can develop a management plan that suits your goals and optimizes the health and appearance of your land or community.
We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. References are available upon request.
Call Chestnut AFS today at 732-525-5656 to schedule a free consultation and estimate, or browse our website for more information regarding landscaping and tree care or forestry service. If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us.
Stump grinding is the removal of a stump by a machine with carbide teeth used to shave, or grind, the wood into mulch-like material. This is a mechanical operation performed by machines of various sizes from a large tow behind unit, to a small portable unit capable of accessing back yards and through standard gate openings.
Stumps are a habitat for termite, black ant, and beetle colonies, which may eventually spread out to any nearby houses or other wooden structures. Stumps ruin the aesthetic beauty of the lawn and property, destroy the underside of mowing equipment, and present a liability for homeowners from foot injuries. Tripping and foot injuries caused by stumps are common and pose an exceptional risk to children. Stumps can be cut to any designated height to be used as a pedestal for a potted plant or ivy trellis.
Stump Grinding is priced by the size of the stump, the type of tree, condition of the stump, amount of surface roots that need to be removed, accessibility, and how many stumps. After the stump is ground out, the process places all the grindings under the machine and leaves a hole. Depending on the size of the stump the hole could be relatively small to extremely large. The hole is typically filled with the grindings, and the excess is either used as mulch on site or taken away leaving a slight mound to settle, or grindings replaced with top soil and seeded. Unless otherwise directed, we will clean up all grindings and level.