Contents (Click To Jump)
- 1 What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Monmouth County?
- 2 Does the City of Monmouth County Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
- 3 Who Is Responsible For Fallen Tree Removal in Monmouth County?
- 4 How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Monmouth County?
- 5 Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Monmouth County?
- 6 What if Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Monmouth County?
- 7 How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Monmouth County?
What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Monmouth County?
Monmouth County has a variety of beautiful trees. We experience all four seasons vividly with drastic changes in both foliage and color. Our summers don’t get too hot, although the winters are relatively cold. These temperatures allow for a lot of diversity in our trees. Some of the most common tree species in Monmouth County are:
- Silver Maple
- Scarlet Oak
- Jersey Pine
- River Birch
- Hazel Alder
- Tulip Tree
- Silver Bell
- Flowering Dogwood
Monmouth County has many flowering and non-flowering trees, but they don’t stay beautiful for long without proper maintenance and care. Weather, disease, pests, and pollution can affect the health of a tree. Here are some of the most common tree issues in Monmouth County.
Seiridium canker is almost always brought about by drought. It usually affects junipers. It is a fungus that attacks the vascular system of a tree. It spreads quickly and can be devastating to trees that are planted in a row or cluster. Signs include patches of dead branches and leaves and swollen areas where sap oozes out.
Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is a beetle whose larvae stops the ash tree’s ability to carry water and nutrients through its system. The emerald ash borer has been the culprit in destroying many trees throughout the Northern NJ area in recent years. It is projected to continue because of the beetle’s invasive nature.
Powdery mildew looks like white-powdery spots on tree leaves and foliage. It’s a fungal disease that leads to the death of the tree and removal from contagion. It can easily spread through insect infestations and weather situations like rain and wind. Symptoms include powdery white spots on leaves, stems, fruit, yellow and brown wilted discolorations on leaves, stems, small branches, dried leaves, broken and disfigured twigs, and leaves.
Shot Hole Borer Beetle
The polyphagous shot hole borer beetle spends its life boring into trees and creating cubicles to eat and lay eggs. This activity stops the flow of water and nutrients. The polyphagous shot hole borer is especially damaging because it deposits a pathogenic fungus as it moves through the tree that kills quickly.
Lack of Nutrients
Another common Monmouth tree issue is a lack of proper nutrition. Trees are just like humans in that they need nutrients to live. People like to keep their yards neat and tidy, and in the process, harm their trees. In the forest, trees get their nutrients from decomposing leaves. If they all get raked up, it’s hard for the tree to get proper nutrients.
After many years of play, backyard BBQs, and rounds of catch with the dog, the soil gets compacted. Very compacted soil restricts root growth and damages the trees’ foundation.
Does the City of Monmouth County Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
Monmouth County does not provide any assistance for a felled tree in most circumstances. There is a program to help the elderly and disable with tree removal, but in most private property tree situations, the county doesn’t provide any assistance.
Monmouth requires citizens to obtain a tree cutting permit before any work is done. Our team can help you obtain the necessary permits before we begin tree removal.
Who Is Responsible For Fallen Tree Removal in Monmouth County?
Monmouth County is a big place spanning a large area of New Jersey and several geographic environments. Always check with your local municipality to make sure you’re in compliance before cutting down a tree. For the majority of the county, property owners are responsible for a felled tree on their property, but it isn’t always that simple.
If you’re a homeowner?
Homeowners are responsible for everything on their property, including the trees. If one falls down, they must file a claim with their insurance or clean up and repair themselves.
If you’re a renter?
Renters don’t usually carry the responsibility of a felled tree in Monmouth County unless their lease specifically states they are responsible for such things. Often, renters insurance can take care of related expenses if it is the renters’ responsibility.
If you’re a landlord?
A landlord also owns the property, so they are responsible for a felled tree and its expenses. If you are instead a property manager, you may not be financially responsible.
If you’re a neighbor?
Neighbors are not responsible for the cleanup and repair of a tree, but neither is the city. If you have a problem with the responsibility of a felled tree, you’ll have to take it to court. Monmouth County has no legal authority in such matters.
How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Monmouth County?
The state soil of New Jersey is Downer, and much of Monmouth County is composed of it. Downer soils are well-drained and promote growth for a variety of trees native and non-native to New Jersey. They are not overly sandy or rocky and are ideal for all types of agriculture. The soil affects the trees in that it promotes good health, rapid growth, and longevity.
Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Monmouth County?
Monmouth County has wonderful weather all year round. The winters are cold, but they aren’t frigid, and the summers are almost balmy. That isn’t to say it’s perfect. We do see some natural disasters, such as hurricanes, which can devastate the tree population.
What if Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Monmouth County?
Dead trees are a significant threat to power lines and anything in the near vicinity. Proper trimming and pruning can prevent the issue from happening in the first place. Any debris from cleaning up a tree that’s fallen on a power line is the property owner’s responsibility. Monmouth County performs pruning of trees that hang over power lines when they become a threat, but it doesn’t have to look pretty. If you are particular about how your trees are trimmed, you should call us to do it before the county has to.
How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Monmouth County?
Tree removal costs are relative, no matter where you go, but there are some baselines. So much of tree removal costs are relative to specific factors. In Monmouth County, you can expect to pay between $300 and $700. However, there are some varying factors that have a significant impact on cost. Here are a few things that can drastically reduce or significantly increase the price of your tree removal job.
Health of Tree
A sick and decaying tree is easy to cut down. A strong, healthy tree, on the other hand, can cost considerably more.
Size and Species of Tree
Oak is an incredibly hard wood. So is Sequoia. Wood that is very hard is also harder to cut down. It can take several chainsaw blades and more than one of our timber cutters. Alternatively, softer wood like pines and cedars are a lot easier to cut. Prices will often reflect the type and size of the trees you want to be cut down.
Trees in tricky locations are harder for us to cut down than those standing in the middle of your yard, obviously. Any trees that are severely leaning are another expensive job. It takes special equipment and several laborers to cut a leaning tree and not hit a home or structure.
After a surprise autumn snow, you and your neighbors are going to have branches and dead trees to remove at the same time. This puts our arborists’ time at a premium and makes equipment harder to come by in the basic principles of supply and demand. Demand is high, but there isn’t any greater supply than before the storm, so you’ll pay more for the service. Likewise, there are just a few times of the year when it’s ideal for pruning trees, so it’ll be harder for us to fit you into the schedule during these popular pruning seasons. We can accommodate you, but the cost will be higher.
Another way timing plays a part in tree removal costs is emergency services. Anytime you need our professional help after regular business hours, it’s going to cost more. The expense of keeping our arborists on-call is passed on to you, but it’s a service that seems like a godsend when a tree falls into your kitchen window at 3 a.m.
For people with fireplaces, a felled tree is a blessing any way you look at it. Most tree service crews have a log splitter on hand. They use them to split trees into pieces of wood perfect for bonfires and fireplaces. There isn’t a fixed price for this service in most areas of Monmouth County, and it might be included in the price of cleanup. If not, it’s a service that doesn’t cost over $50 in most areas of Monmouth.