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If you are looking for a tree service near you, we are for you ;-) We are your local, hometown North Shore tree service specialists. Welcome to Glen Cove Tree Service.  We are available for tree removal, stump grinding, stump removal, and tree cutting and are certified tree doctors and surgeons. If you have an issue with any tree on your property or your neighbor’s property, we are here to help.  Everything from tree cutting often referred to as felling, or pruning, we hope you will choose our services above the rest because we want to be your number-one choice for years to come.

We don’t just want to cut and run; we want you to come back to us for all your tree-trimming needs for years to come. We are your neighbors and we hope to have a long-term relationship with you and be your favorite tree removal company and business.


Proper Tree Trimming Helps Your Grass and plants grow better... 

Proper tree trimming can have a great effect on your overall yard maintenance. While shade is a good thing, too much shade, as you can imagine, can cause the smaller plants, flowers, shrubs and such to suffer. Grass needs plenty of sunlight, and without having your trees properly trimmed on a regular basis, it can cause damage.

Trees need care... Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall… so don’t delay- call today.

NO JOB TOO BIG- Glen Cove Tree Service.HEIC

Safety First

Safety of your home and property

A key element of safety, which we take very seriously, is the safety of your home and property. We have been doing this for a very long time. For every project, from tree trimming to the felling of an entire tree, we make sure that every step and ever drop is calculated.

When doing a full tree removal, we use advanced cables, ropes and guides to ensure that when we cut a branch, limb, or any portion of a tree, we guide each piece safely to the earth, slowly and precisely. During the tree removal process, we cut from the top to bottom, in exact sized pieces. Once a piece is cut, we lower it to the ground making sure it falls exactly where we want it to go, away from any buildings or structures.

Landscaping and Your Trees

We love trees and whenever possible we strive to maintain and preserve your landscape; however occasionally full tree removal is necessary. If a tree has become diseased to the point that it can’t be saved, it may be necessary to remove the tree all together.  Our tree service specialists will evaluate the tree and determine if it is a hazard to keep it.

Our tree removal cost is reasonable and our team of experts are cautious about the removal. When removing a tree we make sure that the entire area is coronated off and there is no danger of the possibility of any damage to your property or belongings. We also strive to make sure that safety standard are adhered to during every step of the tree removal process. Call us for details and a free estimate for any job, large or small.


Tree Evaluation Experts

We aren’t bashful to say it, we are proud, we are experts in this filed. We don’t just cut down trees, we evaluate the best possible care for trees, before we consider cutting them down. If it is at all possible to relocate the tree, trim the tree or a similar solution, we’ll make that recommendation to you.

We also work within all local tree ordnance requirements, including Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and Oyster Bay. We will file all permits necessary on your behalf and work with the municipalities to make sure that all laws are adhered to.

Serving Glen Cove and the surrounding communities and
villages of Nassau and Suffolk County.

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Seasoned Firewood Available

We not only cut and trim trees but we are also believers in complete recycling and that mean turning every part of the tree into a usable resource.

We take the tree back to our yard and cut them into perfectly sized logs for fireplaces, wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts. Once cut to size we stack the firewood in our seasoning racks allowing the wood to cure to perfection. The result is dried, ready to burn material that will burn perfectly in any setting and any fireplace, stove or firepit.  

With this resource we are able to offer to our customers perfect firewood at reasonable prices. Weather you need a cord, a half cord, or even a few pieces, we have the firewood for you. Call for availability, pricing and delivery requests

Wood Chips For Garden

We have plenty of wood chips available to our customers which help to make perfect mulch for gardens, walk areas, play areas, etc. Call us for details and for information about wood chip delivery to your garden.

Stump Grinding

We don’t only trim and remove trees. If you’d like, we can make sure that we take care of the entire project, with complete stump grinding and filling of the soil around the removed area. We have some of the best tools available in the industry including smaller yet powerful stump grinders that will get into the tightest and trickiest of places. We’re up for the challenge, give us a call and let us evaluate the location. Large hills, deep valleys, around stonework, in tight corners… no problem, we can make it happen. If you are finding that trees are affecting your sidewalks or driveway it may be time to take care of the tree before it’s too late and it causes irreversible damage. If a sidewalk is lifted due to a tree it can create cracks in the concrete and a tripping hazard.

One of our larger trunks- Glen Cove Tree Service.HEIC

How To Cut Down A Tree

First, we remove all limbs all the way from top to bottom of the tree and using carefully secured lines, we lower each limb. Once the entire tree trunk is cleared of the limbs, we begin carefully cutting the tree in secured sized sections. Each section cut to manageable sections. With the lines they are lowered to the ground slowly. Whenever possible we never allow a tree to fall, as the possibilities of the tree hitting a home, structure or person are increased with the uncertainty of the fall zone.

We are licensed and insured. We work with and are approved by all municipalities on Long Island from the North Shore to the South Shore.


All About Trees

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Tree Leave Colors

On the North Shore of Long Island and throughout New York State we enjoy a beautiful array of colors from the many different trees. The color the trees change to, whether it be red, orange, yellow or amber. These colors are the natural color. In the summer the leaves are green from Chlorophyll, (pigments from cyanobacteria) which helps the trees to absorb sunlight. The green leaves are actually hiding the other colors. In the autumn, with less sunlight the trees then take the nutrients stored in their leaves pulling them into the roots. During this time is when you can see the true colors of the trees, without the green camouflage. Once the trees turn brown and fall, they have lost all their pigments.


Roots Above Ground?

Tree roots that are appearing above the ground can be a problem, not only for your landscape but also for any concrete, paving, brickwork that can end up lifting. The exposed roots are usually due to erosion of the soil around the tree. The tree will not, on its own, decide to expose its roots  What to do? We recommend that you don’t at this point simply add soil. The added soil can suffocate the roots. We suggest that you add mulch over the exposed limb, this is the most cost-effective remedy which will cover the roots from the sunlight yet still allow the roots to absorb the water. Be sure to secure the soil though using a border of bricks, rocks or wood. Best borders that will last include metal, recycled rubber edging, paver stones, or you can simply shovel the edges creating a mote of sorts. There are also cedar shingles available that will work as well depending on the area you are seeking to contain.


Common Tree Disease and problems

Just like humans, trees can develop health issues including infections, that can affect their wellbeing and stress the tree. If left untreated tree sickness can result in the tree not growing properly, lose its limbs and possibly lead to the tree dying. Throughout the North Shore of Long Island trees are subject to a vast array of weather elements. From snow, to droit, to harsh winds and storms; All of these issues, if not properly evaluated and diagnosed, can cause tree death.

Lack of water, for example, is often a common issue for tree destress and issues.

How to tell if the tree is lacking water

Irrigation for the trees around your property is often difficult… If there has been a long period of time with lack of rain, see if your trees are showing these signs: If the leaves are seeming to wilt, and looking yellow or brown along the ends. Obviously, the leaves will turn colors in the fall, but if it seems to be happening too early, it may be that the tree needs to be hydrated.

The earth around the tree should be moist at all times, dry clay like or dust dry dirt on the surface is a sure sign that the dirt at the roots is not wet enough for the tree’s roots. On the other hand, too much water can also be an issue. If you find the area muddy or wet, the tree is not drinking the water, and could, in effect be actually drowning and too much water can lead to the roots rotting. This detreating of the roots can ultimately lead to the death of the root system and the tree. Remember, too much water is as bad as too little. Younger, recently planted trees and saplings, require more water in the beginning, to help the tree establish its roots. If the tree is young it will require more frequent watering by you above and beyond the rain it may be receiving.

We, along with other arborists, recommend that you water a new tree at least two times a week. When the tree is new the tree’s roots are close to the service and therefore require surface water. Later, when the roots are able to dig themselves deeper, they will get water from the earth, which they often prefer. If you fear that the tree won’t be able to get sufficient water at that level you can add a deep root irrigation system or drip system. Feel free to reach out to us regarding these products.

The trees on Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County included,  are subject to an array of weather conditions, from freezing cold to souring tempters. Although most species of trees are able to adopt, they may need your helping hand to prosper. Once the tree is mature, most likely the tree will be able to get the proper amount of water, sun and nutrition from the soil on its own. If you have questions feel free to give us a call, we’ll be happy to take a look at your tress and determine what course of action is required to help the tree last for generations to come. Especially with mature, older trees especially older trees, need tree trimming. On the North Shore of Long Island we have many trees nearly 100 years old ore more. Proper tree trimming and care is important in keeping these local treasures around. They give us oxygen, shade and provide shelter for local wildlife, we strive to take care of them. 

Each tree is different, not only in their appearance but also the care they require.  If you are in a new home and need help determining the types of trees around your property, we’d be happy to help with any information you might need. Feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to establish a relationship.

  We don’t have a lot of trees on our property but we do use these guys for cut firewood. It was perfect!  It urned great in our wood-burning fireplace.
Delivery was clean and simple and the pieces were cut perfectly to fit into our small stove. Thank you guys- you kept us warm this winter!
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