Tree Storm Proofing & Repair

Protect your trees from wind and rain damage with one call to Hufnagel Tree Service. When planting new trees, choose species that are more wind resistant, and plant them away from utility lines and structures. Always select trees to plant that have straight roots, one dominant trunk, and branches that are equally spaced apart from each other. If your trees don’t have these features, they should be trimmed so they do. A tree more likely to survive storms is compact, with a low center of gravity. The tree would have a sturdy trunk, and deep symmetrical root system. The native live oak is a great example of a “survivor” tree, given the right environment and care during its life.

When nature brings a lot of wind, rain, or snow, any vulnerable areas of your tree may fail causing falling debris. We can prepare your trees for pending bad weather by removing these vulnerable areas, making the tree stronger during times of stress. We can make sure the overall health of your trees is good and ready to withstand punishment from wind and water during winter and fall. We can perform free ground visual inspections of your trees and provide an accurate quote to make sure you are ready for the weather this season.

Real Customer Reviews From Google

The arborist came to my house in highlands and trimmed a tree with branches touching the roof and getting close to the powerlines. He was knowledgeable, timely and price was fair. Thank you
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
We highly recommend Hufnagel Tree Service.  They did a great job removing a tree for us in Sea Bright.  We came from Piscataway to meet them, and they showed up right on time. The job and clean up were done safely and efficiently. Narrow streets, summer parking conditions and a limited work area were all handled without a problem.  Thanks, guys!
Mike is really a wonderful arborist. We have used his service twice and this time was as impressive as the last time several years ago. He and his team are completely professional, friendly, easy to work with, and thorough. Mike really listens to the details of what you want done and makes sure that you are happy with the work. He and his team arrived on time, did a fantastic job and the clean up was excellent. His team is truly experienced with all the correct equipment and especially... safety equipment. My trees and yard never looked so more
Star Lite
Star L.
Mike and his team arrived first thing in the morning. Exceeded my expectations and left my yard nice and clean. Very professional at a fair price.
susan kaszak
susan K.
Tree removal was done within a few days of estimate and done quickly and efficiently, and for a fair price. Would definitely use their services again!
Karen Bischer
Karen B.
Was pleased with entire service not just the actual pruning, here's why:Mike the owner, kept his word start to finish.Came for the free estimate when he said he would and kept tothe schedule thru out.We talked about what I needed/wanted and agreed to a fair price.Got what I paid for and then some.Mike showed up with his staff and as a group we discussed the work tobe done and agreed to before any work started, very important to both parties involved.His staff was efficient and... courteous. Cleaned and removed all debris.Mike was very accommodating, ensuring that I received desired result.Has my vote!!read more
Rhonda Wilhalme
Rhonda W.
Mike and employees are absolutely professionals at what they do.I called Mike and left a message on a Sunday afternoon for some tree trimming and he got back to me promptly on Monday. By Tuesday at noon he was at my house providing me with exceptional customer service and professional advice on both the tree he serviced another tree on my property. His employees all had the correct safety gear and equipment needed to handle the job. His price in my opinion was very reasonable.Call him... follow the instructions and you will be quite happy with the more
Jahmal B.
Jahmal B.
This is the second time we have used Hufnagel Tree services. When you call Mike, he responds! He immediately shows up he knows his business. His team is reliable very professional, neat and a decent bunch of guys. I highly recommend them once they complete the job it is left spotless. Mike is great, he reviews everything with you and make sure you are happy! You just can’t go wrong. Totally trust them. You won’t be sorry!
Evelyn Reina
Evelyn R.
I've been using Hufnagel Tree Service at my home in Matawan for years and they do not disappoint! Whether it's a trim, tree removal, or a day job where the team just tackles the whole yard, I know I'm getting great value and dependable work. Mike takes the time to examine the trees in question and presents all the options with zero pressure. I can't recommend enough!
Ken Ramsey
Ken R.
Excellent experience. Everything went smoothly. Mike & his crew are extremely efficient. Had my tree down & front yard cleaned effortlessly. Would highly recommend this service.Thanks Again !! Fran Patterson
Colleen Kelly
Colleen K.
A+ couldn't be more pleased with the job they did. We had the team for a whole day and when someone was cutting branches, someone else was grinding tree stumps while someone else was trimming while someone else get the idea. Everyone was professional, courteous and eager to please. We can finally see the sky again! Thank you Mike and the A team for a job well done.
Eileen Koenigsberg
Eileen K.
A+ couldn't be happier with the job they did. We had the team for the day and they accomplished everything. While someone was up in a tree, someone else was removing a stump while someone else was triming while someone get the idea.Everything was left spotless, the team was as pleasant as could be and we can now see the sky again. Thank you Mike and your A team.
Eileen Koenigsberg
Eileen K.
Mike runs a great business and have used him for many years. He treats his customers great and is very responsive. His crew is always courteous and cleans up completely when done. Takes the time and extra effort to do the job right every time.
tj cuddihy
tj C.
Mike and his team are the best in the business. I have used them for tree trimming, removal, and to restore the health of some compromised trees on my property to avoid removal. They know their stuff and it shows.
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
The best! Mike and crew were here the next day after a huge Spruce fell. Cleaned up and cleared out within hours. Fast and friendly service. I recommend Hufnagel Tree Service highly!
Elizabeth Martin
Elizabeth M.
Just had Hufnagel tree service take down a black locust tree in my front yard that had become a hazard. Excellent job done. Cleaned up thoroughly. I've been in the construction industry for over 40 yrs and I will say they have a top notch crew.
Perry Lisser
Perry L.
They had us the moment they returned our call in less than half an hour! Still waiting on their competitors to return our calls or bother to show up....These guys are just phenomenal. Extremely neat and professional. On time! We just can’t say enough about them they are truly a wonderful team!God Bless stay safe!
Evelyn Reina
Evelyn R.
Phenomenal operation. Pricing was fair and timely.
Scott Emmons
Scott E.
Gave me a great price. Guys made fast work of the trees and were really nice. Definitely giving them my business again.
Marc Seigel
Marc S.
Excellent Service! Great staff!! Tyler from Hufnagel arrived right on time, walked my property as I explained what needed to be done. Then he gave me a great price.The very next day his crew arrived just when they said they would. They were very professional and got right to work. They did a great job. I would and HAVE highly recommend Hufnagel to anyone who needs any type of tree service. A+++++
beth mcauley
beth M.
Wow! I called Mike at Hufnagel to take care of some damaged trees on my property. He responded within the hour, showed up the next day to give me an estimate, and did the work the next day. His price was reasonable; the workers were friendly and efficient, and the work was 5-star. What more can I say? Whenever I need tree service again, I'll know who to call.Thank you Mike and Crew,Tim KeaneOcean Township
Tim Keane
Tim K.
Mike did a great job trimming trees in my yard. Responded quick and completed work cleanly and as stated. Would definitely recommend and use again
Donald Hazley
Donald H.
I had mike and his crew here today to take down a lot of branches from a very large tree. All I can say is. Respectful professional amazing crew and mike was true to his word they went above and beyond highly highly recommend them amazing. Very happy customer
Deborah Mucarella
Deborah M.
I used Mike serval times. His team is great. They are true professionals in tree removal. The moved my plants and other items before they began working.The removed a large tree and ground down the stump and trimmed my other tree . Great job as always.I used other services before but Mike is the best one.
Lenny Oddo
Lenny O.
Absolutely incredible service! Assisted me with removing a tree struck by lightning - immediately, AND on a holiday weekend! The price was reasonable, the technicians were quick and efficient, and the job was amazingly done. I could not be happier - such a pleasurable and professional interaction in a stressful and trying situation!
Catherine Baroco
Catherine B.
A neighbor hired Hufnagel to clean up a 200+ y/o Sycamore on the border of my property and theirs. I did not know this.I came home last night to find a random note in my door from these guys saying that in the process of pruning this massive tree, a dead branch came down and hit the rope lights in my yard and broke some bulbs. The owner said he would be by today with replacement bulbs for the ones that were damaged. Sure enough he came by today and replaced the bulbs!It probably would have... taken a day or so to realize that the tree was pruned. I wouldnt have noticed the broken bulbs for a while... they could have easily just pretended like it didnt happen and move on, but these guys did the right thing! Goes to show you that customer service is not dead! Kudos to Hufnagel. Also, the pruned tree looks great!read more
Scott Broschart
Scott B.
Great job done. Quick, great price and cleaned things up.
When I have any issues with trees, whether it's downed after a storm, leaning over my properties or rental units; Hufnagel is who I call. Reliable, honest, fair, and hardworking; there's no better tree people around!
Moshe Herzig
Moshe H.
I have used Hufnagel Tree Service twice in the past few years and both experiences were top notch. My most recent call for an estimate was returned by Mike the same day that I left the message. He was standing on my driveway the following morning, provided me with a fair estimate and completed the work in less than a week. His response time is incredible. In addition, Mike really knows trees. As a certified arborist, he can tell you whether a "sick" tree is salvageable and the steps to take to... remediate it. When you call a tree expert, you expect the following: a quick response to your call, a fair price, and a crew that knows what they are doing. With Hufnagel Tree Service you get all of that plus they clean up after themselves and leave your property looking great. Hufnagel Tree Service is an A+ more
Kathi Cronin
Kathi C.
Have used this service a few times over the years and it is extremely professional, reliable and they always perform beyond my expectations. Prices are very competitive, typically the best if you are getting multiple estimates. Job is scheduled very quickly and onsite work is unbelievably fast. The crew comes in and completes the job in record time including cleanup. Most impressive!
Mary Pearson
Mary P.
Mike helped me diagnose a tree disease for a tree in the front yard. He was incredibly responsive and clearly cared about doing what was right for our particular problem. After diagnosing the disease, he let us know that the tree could be treated, but it would survive without it, and he recommended we do nothing--which means instead of up-selling us, he gave us an honest assessment which in the end resulted in less revenue for him. It is rare to find such honesty these days! Thanks Mike!
Briana Nichols
Briana N.
Excellent in every respect. Professional, knowledgeable and efficient. High integrity !! Price is very reasonable. And, the job was expertly done. Could not give a higher recommendation. Maria and Lou Mattielli
Maria Mattielli
Maria M.
From now on our go-to tree service. Have used three times now, over the past few years and by far they are the best, most professional tree service we have used. There prices also are very fair. Today, did a phenomenal job removing two trees for us. From the initial call to today, they kept us informed of where we were on the schedule. Showed up on time with a full crew that tackled the job in the utmost careful way to our property. All men were quite skilled and very courteous, finishing... the job in the most professional manner. Even the cleanup was fantastic, leaving our property in perfect condition minus the dying trees. Cannot recommend them highly enough!read more
Suzanne Gencarella
Suzanne G.
A great experience with having a large limb taken down. Mike gave a reasonable estimate. We were out for the day when he came to do the work. We could hardly tell they were here. They did a great clean up. Nothing left behind!Don't bother looking around for someone to do your tree work. This is the company to go with. We highly recommend this very professional company from start to finish.
Nick Fornarotto
Nick F.
Immediate response to request for evaluation of trees, careful attention to our concerns and prompt, professional work at fair price.
Daniel Latore
Daniel L.
Had numerous arborvitae trees that were way overgrown through the cable and phone lines at a rental property in Spring Lake Heights. The first tree service I called wouldn't even touch it. Luckily I came across Hufnagel Tree Service. They checked the job, quoted a very fair price and had every tree, stump and root removed within hours of starting the job. They left no mess whatsoever as promised. The entire staff was professional and respectful. Would highly recommend to anyone that needs a... professional tree service.Mark H.Spring Lake Htsread more
Mark Hanselman
Mark H.
Hufnagel tree service was wonderful.... Mike, the owner, returned my call for an estimate within 24 hrs. They completed my job within the week of giving us the initial estimate. They cleared all the trees and debris... you would never even know we had trees cut down. I would highly recommend Mike and his crew they are true professionals in their field!!
karyn sullivan
karyn S.
My wife and I were going to call around to get quotes from other companies but we kept getting referred right back to Mike from Hufnagle Tree Service and we are so happy we went with him.Right from the start, he answered our calls, our questions, he texts right back if there is a concern and he is right on the money. The price was reasonable (listen, you get what you pay for) and we got a great deal. Mike knew his craft, delivered on what he promised and most important to us; our front yard... didn't look like Fallujah after he left (the clean-up aspect if important to us) Mike knew that no trucks could be on the lawn because of the sprinklers and he abided by that.Listen, bottom line; if you want a reliable, reasonably priced, efficient and most important, ON TIME tree service that does EXACTLY what they say they will...then it is a no brainer. Call Mike at Hufnagel. They have earned our business and we will continue to use them in the future.BTW: Your foreman, he is awesome. Walked me through everything he was doing, and was super professional. He needs a BIG RAISE (just saying)Great Job Guys!!!read more
Damian Albanese
Damian A.
Ed and his team (servicing the North Bergen area) did a beautiful job trimming the two massive trees that we have in our backyard. We were very selective in choosing a Tree Service company because our trees spanned into 5 different neighbor's properties. The trees look great and we now have enough sunlight to grow grass.
Kaitlin Jensen
Kaitlin J.
We have a tree in our back yard that we love and needed tender loving care, I had 2 other arborist in town came by and look at and didn't know what it was?Mike knew right away what it was and how I should look after it moving forward, so I had them trim 2 other trees to keep them healthy and they cleaned up everything to perfection!He's the tree whisperer for sure!Mark from Middletown, NJ
Mike and his crew came highly recommended from neighbors. I was looking to have one tree removed and several other trees cleaned up. Ed @ Hufnagel was quick to respond to my call and took the time to discuss work to be done and describe how they do things as a Arborists. I appreciate the natural approach to tree service, not just come in with a crane and rip things away. They went the extra mile and even ground down some stumps from previous cut trees as well as locate several large hanging... branches in the canopies and take care of them free of charge.Not only did they provide a fair price, fast turn around and QUALITY work; they cleaned up everything and left the grounds in the same condition when they more
Keith Giberson
Keith G.
Great experience with Hufnagel. My insurance company required that I have some branches removed that were hanging over my house. They were fairly priced and worked quickly. They even removed some additional branches so the insurance company wouldn't give me a hard time. Highly recommend them and their work!
Mark Meier
Mark M.
I highly recommend this company for several reasons. 1) I left a message expressing interest in obtaining an estimate and received a call back within 24 hours. 2) they came to give me an estimate within 2 days and arrived on-time as promised. They listened to all of my concerns and requests and offered me a fair price. 3) they appeared two days after that and completed the job absolutely beautifully, quickly and efficiently. My yard was Immaculate after they left and I couldn't be happier with... the work they did. The communication and organization was impressive. I will definitely be doing business with them again!read more
Jessica Davila-Okeefe
Jessica D.
Fantastic service at a very affordable price. They went the extra mile, and I appreciate it.
Glinda Wyndorf
Glinda W.
Absolutely wonderful, professional, courteous service. From the prompt return phone calls, same day estimate and tremendous tree removal crew, Mike Hufnagel and his team did a terrific job. I do not always look for the lowest cost but always expect great service. I couldn't be happier. I was given a date, two phone confirmations and they arrived at my house right on schedule. Since the ground was still a bit soggy from the recent rain, Mike laid down track boards to protect the lawn. I had... two large trees removed and a number of other trees trimmed and topped. They left the property cleaner than it was when they arrived. Any future tree service I need will definitely be with more
William Lichtenau
William L.
I'm not one to write good reviews but more so letters to CEO's for their failure! In all my years living in NY and NJ, tree removal has always been an issue until now!! We called Mike for an estimate and he actually arrived on time, A+.. Told him what we wanted as he worked along with us being a true Arborist! We thought about tree removal.."No reason too cut tree down too ground but needed a cleaning up" We had already had pricing of cutting down and no shows in Leonardo, NJ area.Mike... kept appointments, always called, and the removal of limbs and branches - A+++ SERVICEI came home and didn't know they were here, except for beautiful work they did!!Our opinion is without doubt that we would 'HIGHLY" recommend Hufnagel Tree Service, Middletown, NJ for all tree work!!Almost forgot -- his pricing was GREAT!read more
Peter Fazzi
Peter F.
Michael Hufnagel has done several projects at my home. The largest one after Sandy, of course. He has always been a true professional, does great work at a reasonable price. I would recommend anyone looking for any of his services to consider giving him a call, meeting with him, and listening to what he has to say. You will not be sorry.
Alan Smedes
Alan S.
Mike not only promptly returns calls. His prices are reasonable, & he gets the job done quickly. Highly recommend Hufnagel Tree Service. Thanks, Mike.
Rich Wikander
Rich W.
Great Service-very courteous and professional and the clean up job was remarkable.Thanks we will be calling again for future tree service.
joan bennett
joan B.
Responded extremely quickly for a response to an estimate. The gentlemen showed up exactly on time to begin the project. They also listened to my input and involved me in the choices about where to trim the tree that they were cutting.The tree was a large oak tree which required them to climb the tree and there were numerous powerlines in between the branches for them to trim around, so it was a fairly complicated job.After the trimming, they did a fantastic job cleaning the yard and... disposed of all branches and leaves. They left our beautiful, old oak tree looking better than ever! A very professional and friendly service.Highly more
j tp
j T.
Great service, Mike gave me a straightforward quote and that's what the service came out to! Imagine that, a service that not only responded right away, but accurately quoted me a price!I was definetly impressed with Hufnagel tree services and would certainly recommend them!I find it refreshing when a service company is straightforward, honest, and best of all does great work! There are a lot tree companies out there, but none as good as this one. Will continue to have my business as long... as I'm in the area!read more
Michael Jones
Michael J.
Excellent workmanship & the utmost in customer care.It was apparent from the start, that Mike's knowledge as a certified arborist set him apart from the typical tree trimmer. His crew was highly skilled & absolutely professional in every detail.I felt they treated my trees & my home as if it was their own.For tree service, there's no need to look elsewhere.
robert barone
robert B.
I had a large unhealthy tree in my front yard. Over the years, that tree has caused about 4 or 5 good dents in the hood of my car. I was sick of it and called Hufnagel Tree. Mike was able to trim the tree to stop dead branches from landing on my driveway and car. Once that was complete he was actually able to restore the health of the tree. Several other guys I called just wanted to rip it out of the ground for a very large price. I can't believe Mike was able to fix the problem. He is the... man!!!read more
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
This is our third project that we have used Hufnagel Tree Service. We keep going back to Mike and his excellent crew because we want the job done right. Add to this an affordable price and courteous workers and you will not go elsewhere.
Rob Eckstein
Rob E.
Mike always gives me a fair price and the work is top notch. Mike and his team are certified experts and it shows. They do a great job for less than the competition. I use them repeatedly for tree trimming, removal, and health care services.
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
Had Mike and his team trim large trees and they did a very good job at a fair price. Mike returned my call for an estimate in a day and was on-site doing the work within two-weeks. Job was complete within a number of hours including clean up. Would definitely hire Hufnagel Tree Service again.
Tom Kraeutler
Tom K.
Mike and his team are outstanding. After Sandy, I had a dead tree on my property and these guys did an amazing job. I wish I could give them 6 stars. They have extremely competitive pricing, but their service is the icing on the cake. They even cut my son a few slices from the tree as a souvenir. If you need tree removal, make sure Hufnagel is the first place you call.. you won't be disappointed.
Geoffrey Wright
Geoffrey W.
Excellent service as usual. Mike services my parents home in New Jersey. We have used his service serveral times to trim trees, plant trees, and sculpt trees to provide an excellent view of the water from their home. He is great, friendly, knows his stuff, and has the right price. They are the best!!
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
Mike Hufnagel is great!! I called on a Saturday and left a message. 10 minutes later I got a call and 5 minutes later Mike was standing in my driveway in Highlands. He diagnosed the fungus on my tree and even pinpointed the area the tree was probably infected from. We set up a time for him to come trim both of my trees, and two weeks later the trees were trimmed! He is so knowledgeable and professional. The way the guys get into the trees with chainsaws and their harnesses is just... incredible! They cleaned up the area around the tree, and even took special care to make sure no harm came to my flowers and pots under the trees. Highly recommeded!read more
Mike and his team never fail to impress. Great job for a great price. 5 stars.
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
Outstanding service. I found out about this company from my neighbor. They did a great job clearing some trees on his property. I called them and they came out the next day. Great price, quick service, and not a single piece of debris was left on my property. I recommend them.
Dennis Traina
Dennis T.
Hard to find a tree service that immediately returns calls, shows up on time, does not try to oversell the job, completes the work on time, cleans up as if they were never there. This is the one!! Clearly the best in Monmouth County. Expert, professional, low cost. Great to do business with. A 5* contractor.
John O
John O
My wife and I are relative new comers to the Rumson area. We needed some tree work done on our property and we were delighted to have found Hufnagel Tree Service. On the two occasions that we used Hufnagel, they were extremely professional. Some sizable tree limbs were removed and our huge hollies were nicely reshaped which was no easy feat. Not once did we hear or feel a crashing "BOOM" from a heavy tree limb being dropped to the ground. They were mindful of our property and very thorough in... their clean up afterward. We would highly recommend more
Rob Eckstein
Rob E.

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