1. Steps to Take When Your Tree is Dying

    Trees, much like humans, have incredible immune systems. It’s the self-healing ability of trees that allows them to live such long lives. However, what happens when your tree doesn’t look like itself any longer? Believe it or not, an unhealthy tree can harm you and your property. In this blog post, we will look at the signs of a sick tree and what you can do to prevent disease. Symptoms of a S…Read More

  2. Can HOA Prevent Tree Removal?

    There are few things more debated in communities than trees. Some folks absolutely love their beauty, color, and shade. However, others just can’t tolerate the dropped leaves, view-blocking canopies, and required maintenance. Frankly, it’s not surprising why the number of tree disputes in homeowners’ associations continues to grow. In this blog post, we will look at the laws associated with …Read More

  3. What to Know About Claiming Tree Removal on Taxes

    If you have a diseased and/or dead tree on your property, chances are that you’re looking to have it removed in the near future. The reality, though, is that homeowners hold off on tree removal because of the high cost it often carries. If only there was a way you could be financially rewarded for making such an improvement to your property. Well, in some cases, tree removal may qualify as tax-d…Read More

  4. Fast Growing Trees Perfect For Your Yard

    There’s no better way to spruce up your yard than by planting a tree. Doing so adds color, privacy, and maybe even that last bit of landscaping needed to complete the desired look. Trees don’t just mature overnight, though. The majority of species require years and potentially decades to reach full growth. It’s why more homeowners are exploring faster-growing trees. There may come a time whe…Read More

  5. Top Factors That Lead to a Tree’s Death

    Few living things have the ability to fend off stressors like trees do. Over millions of years, trees have evolved to combat damage, disease, and other challenges. A tree has the unique ability to compartmentalize itself to seal off dead wood and disease, defoliate to reduce the effect of drought, and bleed to extract harmful insects. However, all trees eventually die. In this blog post, we will l…Read More

  6. What You Should Know About Dutch Elm Disease

    Tree care experts tend to cringe when they hear the words ‘Dutch elm disease.’ The fatal fungal disorder, spread by the elm bark beetle, has an extensive history. In 1931, a furniture company unknowingly bought infected logs from France. Similar to European elms, trees in the U.S. had no resistance to the disease. Just like that, the European elm bark beetle was introduced to America. By the 1…Read More

  7. How to Tell that Your Tree is Stressed

    We tend to only associate stress with humans. However, it’s also a condition that trees can deal with over the course of their lives. A stressed tree can slow growth and even lead to death. But how can you tell when a tree in your yard is stressed? In this blog post, we dive into that and explain how a tree service can help. Small leaves - If you have a tree in your yard, you should know the nor…Read More

  8. How to Keep Your Trees Healthy Year-Round

    There’s no better time than right now to enjoy the beauty of trees. Bursting with fall foliage, trees are catching the eye of many folks throughout Chicago. We shouldn’t just appreciate trees during autumn, however. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, they also add significant value to a home. Therefore, we hope that you not only stop to look at the beautiful leaves this fall but also…Read More

  9. What Early Fall Foliage Really Means For Your Tree

    Nothing beats autumn in Chicago. That unbearable summertime heat turns cool and crisp. And, of course, the leaves start to change. We’re treated to beautiful red, orange, and gold foliage in many parts across the city. But have you ever wondered why some tree leaves change colors so early? In this blog post, we will dive deeper into that and what it actually means for the health of your tree. Le…Read More

  10. What You Should Know About Trees and Utility Lines

    We sometimes forget about them, but utility lines play a key part in where we plant our trees. Take a look outside for a moment. Those overhead lines can be electric, telephone, or television. Meanwhile, underground lines consist of these, in addition to water, sewer, and natural gas. Keep in mind that the location of these lines should have a direct impact on your planting site selection. Not to …Read More