Tree Care FAQ

What is a hazardous tree and how do I spot one?
A hazardous tree is defined as any defective tree, or tree part, that poses a high risk upon its failure or fracture to cause injury to people or do damage to property. A hazardous tree has one or more defects which decreases its structural integrity and gives it an increased potential for failure.

Our trained arborists will inspect and evaluate your trees and implement a tree management program to alleviate as much risk as possible.

Some things you may see are branch Breakage, root decay and branch shedding. If you see these please call us for a hazardous tree assessment.

Why should I prune?
There are three main reasons for pruning your trees.

Hazard pruning involves removing dead branches that could fall to injure a person, property or utility lines.

Pruning for health involves thinning the crown to increase air flow and to encourage trees to develop a strong structure by removing diseased wood among other things.

Aesthetic pruning involves maintaining the tree/shrub in such a way as to enhance its natural form and to stimulate flower production.

Pruning should always be done by a professional with knowledge of the trees and diseases native to your area.

Can I have an ongoing tree trimming service?
Yes, our tree trimming service is customized to your trees and needs. Regular tree trimming may be one of the things that we recommend in our hazard reduction evaluation.

And ongoing maintenance is the best preventative action for healthy trees.

We recently went thru a storm and I think my trees may be damaged. What should I do?

It is very important to call us in this situation. Unless you are a trained arborist, you don’t know if they’ve been damaged, the extent of the damage, or if they are safe. The same goes for heavy winter snow and ice. It is important to contact us and let us assess the damage or risk.

Does Brother Tree and Lawn plant as well as maintain current trees and shrubs?
Yes we do! Trees and shrubs provide many benefits both practically and aesthetically and we are more than happy to help you in the design of your landscape. Trees improve curb appeal, they purify the air we breathe, and provide privacy and shade. Shade trees, if placed properly, can help a household save on energy costs! Call us for an estimate on planting today!

Do I need to be home at the time of the estimate?
It is helpful for you to be present at the time of your evaluation / estimate. Meeting face to face gives you the opportunity to address all of your concerns with the arborist. However, appointments can be scheduled without the property owner on site. We can communicate with you by phone/email and/or leave an estimate on site.

Why do my trees need to be fertilized and when should it be done?
A tree needs to be fertilized when it is nutritionally deficient. Some signs of this are when it has smaller than normal or off color foliage or dead or diseased branches. When and if it should be done should be determined by us. As local arborists, we have knowledge of local soil and environmental conditions. However there are some cases when mature/feature trees need an upkeep of basic nutrients to promote health, vigor and vitality.

What areas do you serve?
We serve all of Connecticut including but not limited to Darien CT, Easton CT, Greenwich CT, Cos Cob CT, New Canaan CT, Norwalk CT, Ridgefield CT, Fairfield CT, Stamford CT, Westport CT, Wilton CT, Weston CT, Redding CT.

All estimates are free so please call us today!

Serving Connecticut and all of Fairfield County included but not limited to Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Stamford, Wilton, Fairfield and Norwalk.