Pruning can improve the health, safety and appearance of trees. Our staff is trained to safely prune your trees to remove dead, dying or storm-damaged branches. Branches or limbs that have grown improperly may also be candidates for removal. Dead or dying branches can present dangerous situations that can impact human safety as well as the safety of your home. Dead or dying limbs also steal energy from the tree comprising its health over time. In locations where trees are not accessible with an aerial lift, our climbing crews use a variety of specialized ropes, saddles and ascenders to safely climb the trees.
Tree removal generally refers to the taking down and removal of a tree from a property. Reasons to remove a tree include its health, proximity to buildings, walkways and play areas, as well as landscape changes or the addition of a driveway or road.
The techniques we utilize for removals are site-specific and involve skilled climbers, bucket trucks and/or a 65 - ton all-terrain crane.
Stump grinding, depending on the depth, allows for possible reseeding or replanting as a means to replace trees that are removed. It is not always recommended to or desired by clients, but if done in appropriate sites & situations, affords the opportunity for new landscape or tree replacement scenarios.
While cabling is certainly an aspect of overall tree health, it stands alone insofar as it specifically provides additional strength to the junction of two or more limbs where one or both may require it. Many varieties of trees have what are known as co-dominate stems. Cabling and bracing reduce the risk of major branch or tree failure. Most cable systems are, for the most part invisible when installed in the top of the tree. Cable systems should be inspected annually and after significant storm events.
Just as long-term human health requires both prevention and remediation, so does the health of trees and woody plants. Tree health care speaks to our love of trees and woodlands. It includes an analysis of the trees on your property, a risk assessment evaluating health, safety and a prescription for remediation if needed.
Prescriptives may include: pruning to remove dead, diseased, crossing, and/or broken branches; thinning to reduce the density of live branches; raising to provide better vertical clearing or views, and fertilizing to provide the nutrients for both young and mature trees. Our holistic view of tree health is based on our evaluation of your trees without prescribing a one size fits all solution.
Roots are a significant contributor to tree health and are often overlooked as we look “up” to our trees. Deep root fertilization can provide much-needed nutrients to stressed or unhealthy trees and woody plants. Liquid fertilizer mixed with water is injected under pressure into the root zone which, in addition to providing nutrients, also improves soil pore space. Trees surrounded by turf benefit from the application of additional nitrogen every few years, because grass competes well against trees. Soil-injected fertilization can put the nutrients just below the grass roots so that the trees benefit the most. Predominantly water-soluble, fertilizers should be generally be applied in spring or late fall when ground water is prevalent. Our fertilization work conforms to the ANSI A300 standards.
Recent weather patterns with stronger winds, storms and lightning in Berkshire County may suggest the need for lightning protection on certain sites. Trees growing in close proximity to buildings are the best candidates for a lightning protection system. A lightning protection system is designed to protect the tree and therefore the structures around it. The system allows the electrical energy to follow the line of least resistance down the cable to the ground rod, rather than entering the tree.
No. We provide free estimates following a site visit. Each project is different. A number of factors are taken into consideration when providing an estimate. These include, but are not limited to: terrain, access, landscape features, underground utilities and structures. For this reason, we cannot give an estimate based on a phone conversation or photographs.
The only people who will work on your landscape are John W. Field Tree Service employees. Our team members have experience and horticultural backgrounds and will be familiar with your landscape needs.
We have all necessary licenses for our area, and we carry insurance for all of our projects.
We are happy to provide Certificates of Insurance upon request.
All pruning conforms to the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Z133 safety standards for tree care operations.
STEP 2. We will contact you to arrange a time for John to visit your property to meet with you and discuss your needs/vision. (If you are unable to meet with John, that's OK. He will visit your proper
STEP 2. We will contact you to arrange a time for John to visit your property to meet with you and discuss your needs/vision. (If you are unable to meet with John, that's OK. He will visit your property and then contact you with his recommendations.)
STEP 3. You will receive a free, written estimate by email (or USPS mail, if you prefer).
STEP 4. If you decide to move forward, we will request a signed copy of the estimate and a deposit in order to schedule the work.
STEP 5. You will arrive home after John W. Field Tree Service has completed their work and wonder why you waited so long to contact us!