SERVICING: The Hudson Valley Region: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam & Ulster Counties



What are some of the benefits of maintaining my trees?

Trees in the urban/suburban landscape have traditionally been valued for their aesthetic qualities and shade they produce. Especially in settled areas, trees have many other important benefits. Trees enhance property values. Research shows that the value of your property could increase up to 20%, depending on the size, type, location and health of its landscape plantings. Mature trees are particularly valuable. Therefore, it makes sense to protect your tree investment with proper maintenance.

Landscape trees, which act as wind breaks and sunscreens, can help you save money and live more comfortably. With properly placed trees around your house, depending upon where you live, you can reduce winter heating bills up to 15%. A mature shade tree can block up to 90% of solar radiation, which could translate to a significant reduction in your home cooling cost. Trees reduce air pollution by producing oxygen through photosynthesis and are filtering airborne particles. They also reduce noise pollution by acting as sound barriers. Studies show that trees have beneficial psychological effects on humans by decreasing stress, inspiring minds and breaking emotional barriers. Around the workplace, they tend to lower absenteeism and improve productivity. Many hospitals and nursing homes have beautiful green trees around them, since evidence demonstrates that trees can speed recovery from illness and are good for your health.

When is the best time to prune my trees?

The best time would be in the fall after the leaves have dropped off the trees, which is usually around late October to late November. Hazardous limbs or deadwood may be removed at any time throughout the year.

What happens to the chippings that are left after grinding a stump?

DiLorenzo Tree Care will reduce the stump into chippings that are mixed up with the soil in which the stump was standing on and remove the chippings so area is clean.

How do I know when a tree needs to be removed?

There are many factors to consider before reaching a decision. These factors include: stability of the slope, species, age, health, current stability of the tree, position on the slope, surrounding vegetation, rooting habit/soil type, density of the stand, and the ability of the tree to sprout.

Is there anything that I, as the customer, need to do to prepare for your arrival?

Yes. Please advise us of any underground or subsurface home dug utilities, patios or sprinkler systems. If there is metal or concrete in or around the tree, let us know.