1. Top Mistakes to Avoid When Pruning

    We’ve discussed at length the importance of keeping your trees healthy with routine trimming and pruning. However, when it comes to pruning, there are specific techniques that must be used to avoid compromising the tree’s well-being. In this blog post, we will go through some of the mistakes to avoid when tackling pruning on your own. Not pruning at all - This article from HGTV emphasizes seve…Read More

  2. Why You Should Rethink Do-It-Yourself Tree Care

    So you’ve prepared yourself for another weekend of yard work. The to-do list consists of mowing the lawn, edging, and tending the garden. But then you glance up at your tree and remember that it’s overdue for some trimming. You’ve got a ladder and some tools you think might work. So why wouldn’t you add tree trimming to your plans? In this blog post, we will explain the dangers of do-it-yo…Read More

  3. Do You Know How Damaging Tree Topping Can Be?

    Topping has long been regarded as an effective way to rejuvenate a tree. But is it really safe? In this blog post, we will discuss the ins and outs of topping while also presenting some effective alternatives. What is topping? This PDF developed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) explains that topping “is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or to lateral branche…Read More

  4. Do You Know How Damaging Tree Roots Can Be to Your Foundation?

    Your tree might be the favorite part of your yard or entire home for that matter. But did you know that your big, beautiful tree can pose a major threat to your home’s foundation? In this blog post, we will explain how tree roots can become your worst nightmare and create significant problems down the road. How do tree roots affect the soil? This foundation repair company explains that tree root…Read More

  5. What Should You Plant After Removing a Tree?

    You finally removed that tree from the yard and now have some additional space. But how should you go about determining what to plant in the tree’s spot? Keep in mind that what you do with the void left from it depends on a number of factors including the tree’s size, how it was removed, as well as the condition of the remaining soil. Many homeowners choose to plant another tree in that locati…Read More

  6. Do You Know Who Should Pay for Trees on the Property Line?

    Let’s see if this sounds familiar. Your neighbor has a tree hinging on your property. In fact, the canopy extends well beyond the property line and even into your yard. While you and your neighbor may be cordial, you aren’t completely sure how to handle the situation. All you really know is that you’re tired of dealing with leaves and debris from a tree that isn’t yours. In this blog post,…Read More

  7. Leave those Storm-Damaged Trees in the Hands of a Professional

    It’s a scary sight to watch your tree get pounded by a bad storm. But once the skies have cleared, chances are that you’ve got a big mess ahead of you to clean up. Tree care experts would agree that some of the most difficult and dangerous trees to cut are ones that have been damaged by storms. In this blog post, we will detail what steps you should take and the importance of contacting a reli…Read More

  8. Summer Tree Care Checklist from Pro Tree

    A big part of whether your yard looks great this summer could depend on what you do for your trees now. After all, summertime can take a major toll on your trees. Storms, wind, pests, and diseases can do major damage to trees in the summer, which is why it’s so important to consult a tree service for assistance. This blog post will guide you through what to put on your tree care to-do list for s…Read More

  9. Do You Know Which Trees Look Best in Your Yard?

    What better way to make your yard feel more homey than with a good-looking tree? Trees can spruce up your yard with ease. That said, it can be difficult to figure out what kind of tree you want, and then determining if that kind will thrive in a particular climate. Check out these 10 trees that look great in any Chicago yard. Dogwood - If you want to bring beauty and interest to your yard all year…Read More

  10. How to Choose Between Tree Care and Tree Removal

    We’ve talked about at length in previous posts how beneficial trees can be for homeowners. Depending on location, maturity, species, and quantity of trees, trees provide a significant boost to property value. Trees can also reduce energy by providing shade, lessen noise pollution, and offer so many others positives to your yard. Unfortunately, things happen to trees that we often can’t control…Read More