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How Trimming Your Trees Before Winter Can Prevent Expensive Damage

Staten Island Tree Winterization

Living on Staten Island, you’ve probably seen the damage that falling tree limbs can cause to homes, vehicles, and other property. G&R Tree service can help you prevent that kind of damage. Winter storms put weight on weak or dead trees that cause branches to break off or entire trees to fall over, pulling up their entire root structure. Savvy homeowners know that it’s wise to address potential problem trees before winter. By having a professional tree care expert identify potentially hazardous situations before the dangerous storms of the winter, you won’t have to worry about your trees causing damage to your property or the property of others.

Our G&R Tree Service professionals will come to your property and asses any trees that might cause damage during winter storms. We pay close attention to check trees that hang over homes and driveways since those are the areas where the most damage can be caused. Once we’ve done our assessment we discuss what we find with the property owner. We can trim branches, remove entire trees if they’re dead or are might be dangerous.

Don’t forget, the time after the tree’s leaves have fallen is the best time to prune trees. Our Staten Island Tree Experts are able to check each limb and determine if they’re capable of handling heavy snow or ice while also removing all branches that are already dead, diseased or damaged. Trimming trees ahead of storms is the best way to prevent damage.

With over 10 years of experience, G&R Tree Service has managed to establish ourselves as one of the most reliable tree services on Staten Island. We make sure to execute work on all of our projects with great attention to detail and our famous lowest price guarantee. Importantly, our owner – Glen Gabel – is present on every project to ensure your home and property are cared for through the entire process.

Contact G&R Tree Service today at 718-815-7897 to schedule your service appointment.

When And Why You Should Be Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs


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About G&R

G&R Tree Service is a Staten Island tree removal, tree trimming, & all-around tree service company. We provide customers in Staten Island, NY with tree removal and care, as well as a a variety of property maintenance services. With over 10 years of experience, we’ve managed to establish ourselves as one of the most reliable tree services in the region, executing our work with great attention to detail and a lowest price guarantee.

Not only that, but the owner – Glen Gabel – is present at every work site to ensure that your job is performed to the highest standard of quality.

Our services include:

  • Tree Removal – we have the capability to remove trees of all shapes and sizes.
  • Tree Care – we specialize in providing care for your trees and shrubs.
  • Other Services – firewood, snow removal, land clearing… we do it all.
  • For our customers’ convenience, we offer free estimates on all of our work; as well as senior and military discounts, every day!


Why You Should Be Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs Before Spring

The Spring season is creeping up on us and it’s coming fast. Winter is on its way out and the time has come for all of your trees and shrubs to be pruned. Pruning your plants is by far the most important thing to do when it comes to their health and longevity. Not only does pruning directly affect the lifespan of your trees and shrubs but it’s also beneficial to its overall look and presentation. Your presentation of plants, shrubs, and trees could make or break the value of your house.

It’s important to remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches straight away. As soon as the weather temperature starts to work its way up, just before the buds on trees open up, you should be pruning your plants. If you don’t prune, you’re leaving dead stems, which draws insects and open the door for diseases to develop. Harsh Winter conditions might not be enough to completely wipe out your plants and trees but a disease will see you starting over from the beginning.

Pruning is different for each and every tree and shrub and it becomes increasingly difficult with each plant that you own. For example, if you’re pruning Perennials, you’ll need to cut them back to around 4 inches so new steams and flowers could develop. If you have Evergreen Shrubs, however, you have to hedge, shape, and thin to reduce size. There are so many different kinds of plants and trees and more than a few different ways they need to be pruned.

If you’re in need of Pruning Services on Staten Island, Tree Cutting on Staten Island, or any Tree Services on Staten Island, please give us a call: 718-815-7897. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we serve all of Staten Island.

Staten Island Spring Tree Maintenance Tips

Springtime is when the trees are budding and blossoms appear. Spring is also a great time to start pruning off any frost damage to your neighborhood trees and other plans, which may have suffered from a harsh winter. Prepare your yard for summer and landscaping by removing deadwood and removing the unwanted parts of your existing landscaping. This will help prevent any damage to new trees and shrubs and help the existing plants grow and flourish better.

What can I do to assure my trees are healthy after the winter?

Start checking your trees for damage that may have occurred throughout the winter. Any sign of damage or advanced drying should be pruned and corrected as soon as it is caught. Another thing to consider before the spring: many insects and diseases become active during the early spring months. You should check your trees and bushes regularly for any sign of activity. Consult a professionally trained arborist to inspect your surrounding trees and foliage to ensure pests do not thrive and become a problem.

Critical Risk Trees and Shrubs
Have your arborist ensure there are no severely damaged trees in your area. Overly damaged trees can become a hazard and should be dealt with adequately.

Tips to care for trees

If spring weather becomes dry, make sure to deeply water trees and shrubs as necessary. Water is the most important part of keeping leaf and shoot development happening. Follow herbicide directions very carefully, some herbicides for dandelions can hurt trees if they are not applied properly to the area in which the dandelions are growing. Remember to fertilize your trees and shrubs annually, your landscaper or arborist can help with this process as well.

About G&R Trees

G&R Trees is a Staten Island tree service operating throughout all of Staten Island available 24 hours and 7 days a week. We provide a variety of tree and exterior home services as well as a few interior services as well. We have the knowledge and experience to handle trees of all shapes and sizes.

Contact us today for questions and to schedule your Staten Island Tree Service 718-815-7897

What are Dormant Seasons & Dormant Pruning?

Staten Island Tree Pruning

Staten Island Tree Pruning From G&R Tree Service

With fall and winter on the way, G&R, your Staten Island Tree Pruning, Care, and Removal service would like to inform you of the many benefits of pruning during the dormant season of your trees, bushes, and shrubs.

First of all, what is a dormant season?

The dormant season of a tree is a period in its life cycle where growth and development are ceased temporarily. This happens in order to minimize metabolic activity, helping the tree to conserve energy. This keeps the plant alive during the harsh winter season. Much like hibernation in animals, trees go dormant to conserve energy.

Though it may not seem to be the case, even evergreen trees such as pines, spruce, and cedars all go dormant. While these varieties don’t lose their leaves, they do develop a waxy coating to help prevent moisture loss, while fluids inside the cells help keep the trees resistant to freezing.

Arborists & experts suggest that you have your trees pruned during this dormant season.

What are the benefits of dormant pruning?

  • Dormant pruning impacts the landscape far less during the winter months. The process is less intrusive to the tree or shrub.
  • When trees are dormant, your tree removal expert has a better view of potential diseases, and can better determine what needs to be removed. This is because he or she can see ‘the dormant bud.’
  • There are actually certain trees that cannot be pruned outside of the dormant season for disease management reasons.
  • By pruning during the dormant season, an arborist is generally able to see the tree without foliage. Without leaves in the way, experts are able to view the tree without additional weight, showing a clearer picture of how the tree will handle storms with high winds.
  • You might not think about it, but when trees are pruned, there are wounds that need to heal. Springtime is the best time to heal, making winter the best time to prune.

If you’re in need of Pruning Services on Staten Island, Tree Cutting on Staten Island, or any Tree Services on Staten Island, please click here, give us a call: 718-815-7897. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we serve all of Staten Island.

Why To Trim Your Trees In Early Spring

Staten Island Tree Pruning Tips From G&R

Trimming your trees is one of many ways that arborists keep them healthy long-term. It also sets trees up for robust growth through the season.

We recommend getting your tree trimming out of the way in the early spring. Not only is it practical to trim before spring blooms emerge, but it’s also less expensive. Because it’s easier for arborists to access branches that need to be cut. Having a bare tree canopy makes branches easier to both see and to handle.

Precision Pruning

Because tree limbs are bare in the early spring, arborists are able to determine which limbs are going to bud and which diseased or dying. Removing diseased or dying limbs will save you money in the long term.

Cost Efficiency

For the same reason, when tree limbs are exposed and easily accessed, we’re able to charge less for our services. It’s easier on us, so it’s easier on your wallet.

Storm Readiness

By checking the branches without the weight of the foliage, experts can determine which limbs are suited to handle the winds and rains associated with summer storms. It’s better to take care of this early than end up with a tree branch through the windshield of your new car.

Improved Healing

The springtime is the best time of the year for your trees to heal, so it’s best to do your pruning ahead of the season so mother nature can do it’s work during Spring.


If you’ve got shrubs that need trimming, we covered that in our last blog. Read about why Spring is also the best time to trim your shrubs, here.

If you’re in need of Pruning Services on Staten Island, Tree Cutting on Staten Island, or any Tree Services on Staten Island, please give us a call: 718-815-7897. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we serve all of Staten Island.