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Call to have a Certified Arborist provide a tree inspection, today: (973) 903-1641


  • review rating 5  When our mature ash tree did not grow its usual leaves, we researched and called Arbor Ace Tree Service. We are so glad we did. Despite an unusually rainy season that caused a backlog of outside work, Mike and Joe made time to diagnose our problem and schedule our tree’s removal. They also stayed in touch during weather delays, and worked in between storms to remove our dead tree promptly. Arbor Ace used top-of-the-line equipment to carefully cut and lower the tree’s tall and heavy branches, which kept all removal quiet, neat, and safe. In addition to grinding our stump, they spread the mulch that was created over a muddy and barren area, improving our backyard’s appearance. All staff members were courteous and professional, not only to us but also our adjacent neighbors. They were also mindful of the entire neighborhood, checking for any remaining small branches and debris before they left the street. We highly recommend this crew. They are true tree experts, with years of experience, and the technology and education needed to handle the most complicated of jobs. Thank you, Arbor Ace! Michele and Dan, Caldwell

    thumb Daniel Seugling
  • review rating 5  Highly recommended! Our 100+ year-old backyard cherry tree (which we will miss) was in serious decline and we reluctantly decided it had to come down after losing several large limbs to storms. Arbor Ace did the task efficiently and with care in a rather tight space, avoiding an above-ground pool, a vegetable garden, a fence and my neighbor's garage, all of which were situated beneath major limbs. The clean-up was great. There was literally nothing I had to do afterwards, either at the tree sight or along my driveway and side yard through which all the cuttings were taken to get to the chipper. I also give particular thanks to Joe for his initial straightforward evaluation of the tree's condition and his understanding of our admittedly emotional attachment to the tree (40 years worth).

    thumb Greg Vasilik
  • review rating 5  Thank you guys for all the help. These guys are very professional at what they do. They were doing a job for my neighbor and while doing it they called for my attention to provide safety measurements around the perimeter they were working at. I loved that! Because they looked out for my kids. They were also kind enough to cut out some invasive vines that were growing on my property. Would definitely recommend them for the job. Great service.

    thumb Katherine Lecaro
  • review rating 5  Arbor Ace Tree Service removed a tree from my home. The company was prompt and professional. After this work was completed, I asked them to prune a tree. Joe said my tree didn't need pruning and saved me from an unnecessary expense. His honesty was truly impressive.

    thumb Michelle Jackson-Saul
  • review rating 5  I just called Arbor Ace on a Sunday and received a call bak in 10 minutes from the owner Mike, who could not have possibly been any more helpful than he was. The nature of my call was very specific, and after I explained what I needed, Mike was quick to tell me that he knew a specialist who might be better equipped to handle my particular situation, and so he referred me to the specialist. I have to say that I have dealt with many contractors, landscapers, etc., and his upfront and transparent nature and willingness to be helpful was quite refreshing. So on this basis I am giving them 5 stars and they will be the top of my list to call for my future needs.

    thumb Chris Mulvihill
  • review rating 5  A tree fell on our house during a storm. The next morning, a Saturday, we started calling a few tree removal companies. Most never called back at all. These guys answered the phone straight away, came to assess the situation within an hour, and had the tree off our house the same day. They were polite and helpful throughout and took great care to protect the lawn and garden . They left the place spotless. Literally not a leaf or acorn was left behind. I am so impressed with their work. I would recommend them to anyone.

    thumb Rebekah Konn

Tree Cutting Richfield NJ: Tree Service Contractor

When you are in need of tree service in Montclair NJ or the rest of the local area, the experience we possess as a certified arborist makes us a leading choice at Arbor Ace Tree Service. You might be wondering what an arborist is and why you should call one. Many homeowners wonder why they even have to care for their trees in the first place. It is essential to think in the long term, despite the fact that a large number of homeowners believe they can save money by performing tree care in their own. Damage to your property or your neighbors’ property, together with horrible personal injuries can be the result. Also, individuals who are lacking the required experience frequently do not understand how disastrous this can be to your trees’ long term health. This is why it pays in both the long term and the short term to contact the experts at Arbor Ace Tree Service if you are in need of a tree service contractor in Richfield NJ or the rest of the local area.

Tree Service Richfield NJ

When you’re in need of any type of tree service in Montclair NJ, like a lot of home and business owners in the local area, you might see a large number of choices but don’t know who you can truly rely on. Since it can have a considerable effect on the attractiveness and health of your property for a long time to come this is an important choice which you should not make lightly. A lot of people wind up hiring contractors that do not even possess the proper licensing or insurance in place or merely provide craftsmanship which is subpar, and discover that they end up encountering a lot of issues either in the short term or long term. A later removal might be necessary when proper guidelines for tree cutting are not followed. A substantial cost is capable of being incurred as it is a procedure that’s complex and potentially hazardous. Your property, loved ones and your property might be placed in harm’s way if you wait. Running the risk of property damage or injury or spending extra money isn’t going to be necessary if you simply hire a trusted contractor to begin with. This is why Arbor Ace Tree Service has become among the first choices of local residents when they are looking for the very best service possible. Michael Zelenka, our owner, isn’t just a certified arborist but started working on trees at a young age. Since then he has gone on to become an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and has been working in the local region for a considerable amount of time and served countless home and business owners. There’s no other choice you’ve got to make when you’re looking for the absolute best for your property. Give us a call for an evaluation if you are searching for a top tree cutting service in Richfield NJ or the rest of the local area.

Tree Removal Richfield NJ

The fact that Arbor Ace Tree Service is a certified arborist means when it comes to caring for the trees on your property, you’re not going to find a tree removal company in Montclair NJ which is more qualified. Being certified as an arborist means we possess considerable knowledge concerning trees, their structure, and the best way to care for them. In the local area you’re going to find a wide array of trees, which we’re able to specialize in. Under the direction of arborist and owner Michael Zelenka, one of our experts is going to completely assess the condition of your trees. This way we’ll have the ability to ascertain methods of your care which will best address their health and your requirements. Every year, many homeowners will attempt to perform these kinds of services on their own, typically only to discover they’re in over their head. Many individuals who just own a chainsaw believe they’re qualified to perform a tree removal. However significant knowledge of the inner structure of the tree is necessary to even know which way a tree is going to fall. Instead, when you need tree service in Richfield NJ, count on the expert care of Arbor Ace Tree Services.

Tree Service Contractor Richfield NJ

As a top choice for a certified arborist led tree removal company in Montclair NJ we’re prepared to handle the needs of your trees whatever time of year it might be at Arbor Ace. What is the best time of year for services such as pruning is one of the most common questions we get. According to what time of year it is and what type of tree it is, your trees are going to have different requirements. Your trees have different requirements which are partly determined by the kind of tree and what time of year it is. The fact that sap loss is kept to a minimum and the chance of disease spreading is kept to a minimum as well are several reasons why trimming hardwood trees is more ideally suited for the winter. The fact that the tree’s wounds are going to have an easier time healing during this time is a further benefit. However, a dead or dying tree being removed should be done based on the condition of the tree and level of risk rather than what time of year it is. You can count on your trees getting the absolute best possible care and supplying you with years of attractiveness thanks to the fact that we have a significant amount of experience with the wide variety of trees you will discover in the local region. Whatever time of year it may be or what your needs are when it comes to tree service in Richfield NJ, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Arbor Ace Tree Services.

Tree Removal Contractor Richfield NJ

One of the benefits of hiring a certified arborist if you are in need of a tree service contractor in Montclair NJ you’re capable of counting on is our commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of your trees. Tree removal is something which regrettably is needed at times. However it is something we will do everything in our power to prevent. This assists you in removing a considerable tree removal cost in the long term which will work to your advantage as a home or business owner. Instead we provide you with routine care services like tree cutting, trimming, and pruning. This way diseases can be avoided and your trees will have everything they need to grow. Sometimes a tree removal is going to indeed become required. In this case we will do everything we can to ensure that it’s done and efficiently. For tree removal in Richfield NJ or any other kind of tree service, we’re the only call you need to make.

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NJ Certified Tree Expert


As a Certified Tree Expert and Arborist, Arbor Ace Tree Service owner Mike Zelenka strongly recommends reviewing this important checklist, based on recommendations made by the NJ Board of Tree Experts.

  • Reputation Matters. Reputable companies are most likely too busy to seek your business by knocking on your door unsolicited.
  • A “good deal” isn’t always a good thing. Avoid special pricing that is only offered if you make an immediate decision.
  • Ask for certificates of insurance. Liability and Worker’s Comp insurance protects you if they damage your property or injure someone.
  • Ask for references. If possible, try to look at some previous work the arborist or tree care company has done.
  • Hire a NJ Certified Tree Expert. Go to https://njtreeexperts.org for more information.
  • Verify memberships in any of the tree industry organizations in New Jersey.
  • Check for certifications. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification indicates a knowledge and understanding of proper tree care work.
  • Acceptable methodologies. Certain unacceptable pruning methods can severely deforms a tree and creates hazardous conditions. Make sure they’re not doing more harm than good.
  • Get a written contract. Know in advance what work is going to be done, the dates the work is scheduled to begin and end, the total cost, what clean-up will be done and whether stump grinding is included if a tree is being removed. Reference to ANSI standards A300 should be included in the agreement.
  • Be flexible. Tree care work usually slows down as winter approaches and you may save money if work can be done in the off-season. The dormant season is actually the best time for certain activities, including tree pruning and some pest control.
An arborist is a specialist in the care of trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability.

Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees. When you hire a certified tree expert, you can be sure he is reputable and has a superior level of knowledge and understanding of proper tree care work.

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