Since 1982, Chestnut Arboricultural & Forestry Services ( Chestnut AFS ) has provided professional landscaping and tree care services to Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union Counties. From planting a single shrub, to the planting of an entire neighborhood for Asian Long Horned Beetle reforestation, we have the staff, suppliers, and equipment to meet your specific needs. We are a total tree care company; no planting job is too small and we also offer our referral for landscape designs by a Certified Landscape Architect. The owner of Chestnut AFS is a proud graduate of Rutgers University School of Agriculture.
Each landscape, whether large or small, young or old, is an investment in your property. PHC is the best way to protect that investment through regular site visits, problem diagnosis, and treatments when necessary. From a single treatment to a seasonal program, we have the equipment and expertise to deal with most issues including the most up to date information and education available. All of our personnel are pesticide licensed, trained, and qualified to detect problems before they become severe enough to be a plant health issue.
CAFS also offers personal consultation for a moderate fee to diagnose problems, offer solutions, provide treatment services, and even identify trees and shrubs for your planning needs.
Contact our office for an appointment to discuss and design a program especially for your property and your goals: 732-525-5656.
When trees develop a weak or poor structure and require special treatment to prevent a potential failure of a limb or limbs, or even a major lead, bracing and cabling may be recommended. Cabling involves the installation of a high strength steel cable or flexible webbing strap between branches to limit the movement of those limbs and reduce the stresses on the point of attachment, or branches. Bracing is the installation of a threaded rod through separating leads with included bark, or split leads to secure the tree in place.
A variety of system installations are available and can be complex due to the structure of the tree. Anything from a simple direct cable to a series of triangles will be prescribed for each tree on a case-by-case basis by our Certified Tree Experts.
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 needs 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 tree removal service or forestry service. If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us.
Pruning is done for many reasons and can enhance appearance, improve health, and safeguard people and property from damage. The objectives of pruning are done for health, safety, aesthetics, clearances, structural improvements, restoration, and vistas.
Maintenance of health and appearance are the most common types of pruning requested and involve removing deadwood, diseased, injured, broken and hanging branches; interfering, rubbing and crowded limbs; and thinning for more sun and air movement. More specific terms:
Crown Clean - remove dead, dying, diseased, and broken branches,
Crown Raise - removing lower limbs for vertical clearance
Crown Reduction - removing specific limbs to decrease height or spread *
Crown Thin - removal of selective branches to reduce density of live growth
Vista Pruning - removal of branches by utilizing several pruning methods to open a line of sight
Restoration Pruning - selective pruning to redevelop structure, form and appearance, also used to invigorate plants and restructure storm damaged trees.
Structural Pruning - selective removal to improve tree and branch architecture on young and medium aged trees
Influence Pruning - A not so common pruning technique to influence flowering, fruiting, and vigor. Depending on the timing, a tree may have growth controlled, fruiting delayed or limited, and the size and density of flowers changed
* This technique is not topping, a procedure that is not recommended and considered a non-professional practice.
No spikes, hooks, or gaffs are used to climb trees to be pruned.
We do a variety of planting from large trees to small shrubs, whether for municipal projects, developers, or homeowners. Each plant is carefully selected for quality, handled and planted with care, and comes with a guarantee for two seasons. After the first season a free fertilization is included, and that is how we ensure plant survival and customer satisfaction.