Westchester County

Tree Care

Tips on Tree Care

Trees are an important part of the Westchester landscape. But trees need care -- before there are problems. Tree-related damage also contributes significantly to power outages during major storms. As a homeowner, you can do your part. Proper tree care -- such as pruning, removal, cabling, bracing, fertilization and disease and insect control  --  can improve the health of your trees, and reduce the risk of personal injury, property damage and downed utility lines. The following resources will assist you in determining what course of action is appropriate for your trees and how to choose a tree care company.

Con Edison
  Description of Con Edison’s tree-trimming program, including information about planting trees near power lines.  Also has a tree landscaping guide.
International Society of Arboriculture 
  Offers tree care information, tips on tree buying and planting trees, advice on proper tree care techniques, and a section on frequently asked questions about trees.  It also has a search engine to find a certified arborist in your area. 
National Arbor Day Foundation
  This not-for-profit organization provides tips on tree care and maintenance, choosing the right trees for your property and tree placement. 
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  Has tree care information and tips on selecting an arborist or tree service.
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Int'l Society of Arboriculture and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry
  Information on how to keep your trees healthy, safe and beautiful, and prevent them from becoming hazardous.
South Carolina Forestry Commission
  Information on how to grow, care and prune trees.
Tree Care Industry Association
  Has tree care information and a search engine to find an accredited tree care company.