Important Announcement from the New Jersey Board of Tree Experts

June 15th, 2017 by

Important Announcement from the New Jersey Board of Tree Experts

 

New Jersey LTE/LTCO Law for Tree Care Industry

 

On Monday April 17, 2017, the New Jersey Register posted the New Jersey Board of Tree Experts’ rule, which will directly affect all tree care companies doing business in New Jersey, even if your company is headquartered elsewhere.

 

The new law repeals the Tree Expert Act of 1940, and creates two new licensing titles: Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) and Licensed Tree Care Operator (LTCO). It requires that at least one person from each company doing tree work in New Jersey be licensed.


The Licensed Tree Care Operator will be able to offer tree pruning, repairing, brush cutting or removal, tree removal, and stump grinding or removal.

 

The Licensed Tree Expert will be able to offer all the services of the Licensed Tree Care Operator plus tree establishment, fertilization, cabling and bracing, lightning protection, consulting, diagnosis, and treatment of tree problems or diseases, tree management during site planning and development, and tree assessment.

 

Tree Care companies have 60 days from the ruling, or until June 16, to register their business and then have 360 days (until April 12, 2018) or four exam periods, whichever is later, to have at least one licensed individual working full time in the company. Companies must also provide the Board of Tree Experts with documented proof that they have administered proper safety training to their crews.

 

Ken’s Tree Care is pleased to announce being approved as a Licensed Tree Expert meeting all the requirements established by the State.

 

Visit the New Jersey Board of Tree Experts website to learn more.

The Importance of Plant Health Care

March 16th, 2016 by

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a holistic approach to plant care that focuses on the health and growth

of plants. PHC is taking care of your plants properly and a practical solution for property owners to

offer their plants to prevent them from being taken over by insects, diseases and environmental

stress. An effective Plant Health Care Program combines both sprays and feeds to protect the

overall health of your trees and shrubs.

 

The most ideal time to start your Plant Health Care process is in the spring, before foliage, in order

to assess winter damage. It is important to correct issues sooner for minimal impact on plants and

shrubs. Ken’s Tree Care offers effective and safe treatments that suppress problems while

encouraging beneficial insects and maintain ecological balance.

 

Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) visits will benefit your plants by performing greater

monitoring with more specific applications. Rather than performing a “cover spray” on all of your

trees and shrubs, killing good and bad insects and using excessive materials, our certified

technicians inspect individual plants to identify specific disease and insect problems. Then they

choose to carry out the least invasive, yet most effective treatment possible.

 

Give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We’ll have one of our plant health care specialists

construct a comprehensive health care plan for your property. Call Ken’s Tree Care (201)-768-0694

Winter Pruning

February 8th, 2016 by

Winter Pruning

Why prune your trees during the winter?
Winter is a great time to prune your trees. Ken’s Tree Care can determine potential weaknesses and dangers. We will examine your trees for stress cracks, weak branches and other subtle indicators of potential hazards including checking the trees for dead or partially attached limbs hung up in higher branches that could fall and cause damage or injury during a storm.

Increased Access
Frozen ground allows better access to areas the arborist normally would not be able to reach. With hard ground, heavy equipment can be moved closer to the tree without damaging lawns or sensitive areas of your landscape. Having the equipment closer to the tree saves time and money.

Improved Visibility
Without foliage, it is easier to spot structural problems and make pruning decisions. Arborists can evaluate the structural integrity of your trees and identify any issues more accurately. Without heavy leaves, clean up is less time consuming and therefore cheaper.

Dormant Pruning Advantage
Plants are dormant during the winter, meaning fresh wounds will only be exposed for a short amount of time. Pruning trees during the winter months allows the wounds to close faster than they would in the summer.

Perks and Convenience
Take advantage of a free estimate and 10% discount at Ken’s Tree Care during these winter months. With less outdoor projects than in the spring and summer, why not reserve tree trimming for winter. Reduced outdoor activity presents fewer obstacles.

Call us for a free property evaluation 201-768-0694

Winter Plowing

January 5th, 2016 by

Please Contact us for your winter plowing needs.

Welcome to our new Website

January 5th, 2016 by

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