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Home  > Local Tree Care Services  > New York, NY  > Suffolk County NY

North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc
965 Cedar Dr.
Southold, NY  11971

631-404-7757

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Suffolk NY Tree Service

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STUMP GRINDING & REMOVAL

Stump grinding / stump removal is the final phase of a typical tree removal job. Although stump grinding isn't necessary stumps can be an unsightly blemish on an otherwise stately landscape. Our stump grinder can grind deep enough so that after you remove the  wood chips the hole can be filled with topsoil and reseeded or sodded.

TREE REMOVAL

Even though our business was built on saving trees sometimes there is no alternative but to remove a tree. Having worked in North Fork area we have found that the most common reasons tree removal is necessary is:

  • Trunk decay has made the tree to unsafe to save.
  • The tree has outgrown its planting location.
  • Improper tree pruning has allowed decay to invade the main trunk.
  • Construction activity has caused severe root damage.
  • Too many large, broken limbs from storm damage.
  • The tree was planted too close to the house.
  • A tree needs to be removed to accommodate a house addition.

Considering the size of some of the trees in North Fork, tree removal is not a job for do-it-yourself or amateurs. The right tree removal equipment not only makes the job faster and easier, but safer as well. The well-maintained landscapes in North Fork dictate that tree removal be done carefully. Our arborists can explain how your tree will be safely removed without causing damage to your surrounding landscape plants.

TREE CABLING & BRACING

Do you have multi-stemmed trees in your landscape? Cabling & bracing of trees involves the installation of hardware to support multi-trunked trees, long branches, or weak tree limbs. V-shaped trunk or branch unions are prone to splitting. Cabling & bracing reduces the risk of structural failure and can increase the useful lifespan of a mature tree in your landscape.

LANDSCAPING

It makes perfect sense to consult with our arborists when planning any landscaping projects at your home or business. Quite frankly, we continually see the mistakes made by the local "professional" landscapers. All too often trees are planted too close to houses, the wrong tree species is selected for a particular location, or the landscape is over-planted and everything is growing into each other in a few short years. Additionally, the arborists at North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc know which tree and shrub species grow best in the Southamptom area.

Do you need to increase the useable space in your yard? We can clear out the trees, shrubs, and scrub plants so you can enjoy your entire yard.

Our arborists will be happy to walk your property, discuss your short and long term landscaping goals, and share our expertise with you.

North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc - Providing professional tree and landscaping services East End and entire Suffolk County NY area.

  • Aquebogue
  • Baiting Hollow
  • Cutchogue
  • East Hampton
  • East Quogue
  • Wainscott
  • Bridgehampton
  • Watermill
  • Southampton
  • Hampton Bays
  • Jamesport
  • New Suffolk
  • Orient
  • Quogue
  • Remsenberg
  • Shelter Island
  • Southold
  • Speonk
  • Westhampton
  • Peconic
  • East Marion
  • Greenport
  • Mattituck
  • Laurel
  • Riverhead
  • Calverton

North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc provides quality horticultural services to the East End. Our tree and landscape experts can maintain your existing trees and shrubs or transform your outdated landscape into a gem you will be happy to come home to. Our long history of maintaining East End properties allows us to offer several valuable landscape services to our happy clients.

Tree & Landscape Services for Suffolk County NY:

TREE TRIMMING & PRUNING

North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc provides professional tree trimming & pruning to North Fork, NY homes and businesses’. Periodic tree pruning is necessary to keep your trees healthy, beautiful, and safe. Our arborists use several acceptable tree pruning techniques to properly prune your trees depending on the tree species, the health of the tree, and the age & location of the tree. Trees in North Fork are often pruned to:

  • Remove branches that are rubbing against each other.
  • Remove tree limbs that are near wires, buildings, roofs, windows, or signs.
  • Pruning tree branches that are blocking a view.
  • Pruning dead or weak tree branches.
  • Cutting out diseased tree limbs.
  • Thinning a tree to reduce wind resistance and storm damage potential.
  • Pruning to train young trees.
  • Trimming broken branches from a tree.
  • Pruning to improve the shape of a tree.

When our arborist's inspect your property we consider the individual needs of each of your trees and how your trees should be pruned to enhance the beauty of your landscape. Some of the items our arborists take into consideration are:

  1. Is your grass thinning out due to too much shade from your trees? In this situation your tree may need a crown thinning or crown raising to increase the sunlight penetration to the lawn.
     
  2. Are there large, dead branches in the tree that could pose a safety hazard? If so, we can clean out your trees to make them safe again.
     
  3. Is the current tree structure sufficient to support long-term health and growth? Proper pruning of young trees increases their longevity by avoiding future structural defects.
     
  4. Do any of the trees on your property have multiple trunks? If so, cabling or bracing can be used to strengthen weak trunk unions, increase tree safety, and extend the useful life of your tree.

When every pruning cut has consequences, and one bad decision can ruin the beauty and health of your trees, you should only entrust your trees to expert arborists like those at North Fork Tree & Landscape. We've been the right choice for East End landscapes and we look forward to sharing our expertise with you.

SHRUB PRUNING & SHRUB REMOVAL

The talents of the arborists at North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc are not limited to tree pruning. We are very knowledgeable of the shrub species used for landscaping in the North Fork area. We can advise you on the various pruning methods available to correctly maintain your landscape shrubs and let you know the best time of year to prune your shrubs.

The same equipment we use for tree removal can be used to quickly remove unwanted shrubs in your landscape. Our arborists can not only suggest appropriate replacement shrubs but can also plant new shrubs for you!

REMOVAL / PRUNING OF STORM DAMAGED TREES

While we never like to see trees damaged or destroyed as a result of Mother Nature's fury, the fact is every year hundreds of trees in the East End area succumb to the forces of nature. High winds, wet snow storms, and ice are the most common causes of storm damaged trees around East End. The result is often the most dangerous type of tree removals a tree service is called upon to perform - removing leaning trees, removing trees from houses, or removing trees hung up in adjacent trees.

Although you can't change the weather you can be prepared, and prepare your trees, for the next time stormy weather  moves through Suffolk County. The fact is, maintained trees are less likely to be damaged in storms than trees that have been neglected. Tree thinning and removing dead or weak tree branches can minimize storm damage. Cabling and bracing, when appropriate, can keep your multi-stemmed trees from falling apart.

Most importantly, North Fork Tree & Landscape Inc is available 27 / 7 to assist you with storm clean up. You can reach us at 631-765-8858 when you need your storm damaged trees pruned or removed.

WINTER TREE PRUNING

Even when trees are dormant it is okay, and sometimes preferable, to have them pruned. The structure of the entire tree is easier for the tree pruning arborist to see when all the leaves have fallen. With reduced sap flow trees prone to bleeding, like maple and birch trees, won't be dripping after they are pruned. Winter is usually a slower time of year for us, so we can respond to your tree pruning needs quicker.

One of the most common questions we're asked is, "Can your tree pruning arborist tell which tree branches are dead in the winter?" The short answer is - yes. Our arborists use several techniques to determine if a tree branch is alive. Trees produce their buds in June and July. Dead branches will not have any buds on them. The bark on a dead or dying limb will often be a different color than the bark on a live branch. On branches that have been dead for a long time the bark will be falling off and there may even be decay fungus growing on the tree branch. A live branch is flexible, whereas a dead branch snaps easily. So, yes we can determine which tree branches are dead or alive when we are doing winter tree pruning.

Identifying hazardous landscape trees should be done by an experienced tree doctor. An experienced tree doctor has the knowledge and skill necessary to know what conditions lead to trees becoming hazardous trees. So, what does a tree doctor look for when inspecting a tree to determine if it is a hazardous tree?

Cavities in a tree trunk or in large limbs are an obvious cause for concern. Cavities weaken the structural integrity of the tree. The tree doctor will consider the width, height, and depth of the cavity in relation to the overall size of the tree trunk or limb to determine how much structural weakness has occurred.

The tree doctor will look for cracks in the tree trunk or cracks in large tree limbs when inspecting the tree. The orientation of cracks in a tree is also important. Vertical cracks in a tree trunk are a sign of structural damage in a tree, but horizontal cracks in a tree trunk are a sign of severe structural weakness. A tree doctor should be consulted whenever cracks in a mature tree are discovered.

Sometimes structural weakness in a tree won’t cause an open crack, but abnormal seams will develop on the surface of the tree trunk. Seams in a tree trunk usually indicate internal decay in a tree trunk. The casual observer may not notice seams on a tree trunk which is why it is important to consult with an experienced tree doctor.

If a mature tree is making creaking or cracking sounds it could indicate there is a crack in a limb, the tree trunk, or be caused from tree branches rubbing together. Any of these noises coming from your tree is a reason to have an experienced tree doctor inspect the tree.

During a tree inspection an experienced tree doctor will attempt to determine if there is internal decay in a tree. There are several methods that a tree doctor can use to check for internal decay in a tree. The tree doctor may tap the tree trunk with a rubber mallet, known as sounding, to check for internal decay in a tree. Some tree doctors drill the tree trunk with a small diameter drill bit to check for internal decay in a tree. Wood resistance and the color of the wood can indicate if internal tree decay is present. An advanced drilling tool, called a Resistograph, uses an extremely small diameter drill bit and displays wood resistance on graph paper. If internal decay in a tree is found the tree doctor can apply mathematical formulas to determine a range of risk associated with the structural weakness caused by the tree decay.
 

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