1. The Best Trees to Plant in the Fall

    It’s that time of year again — a time for watching football, enjoying the colorful foliage, and overloading on pumpkin-spiced everything. Yes, we’re talking about fall. While you may be tempted to completely forget about your yard after Labor Day, the reality is that this season can be the ideal time to plant a number of trees. Let’s take a closer look at some of them. Honey locust Most co…Read More

  2. Qualities of a Reputable Tree Service

    Do a quick online search and you’ll see there are a number of tree services in the Chicago area. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for your project? Let’s dive into some of the qualities of a reputable tree service. Experienced We’ve touched on this in previous posts, but it’s worth mentioning again. There are times when you can maybe get away with hir…Read More

  3. Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Tree Service

    There’s no question that hiring a tree service is a big decision. But with the number of so-called “tree experts” in Chicago, the last thing you want to do is end up making the wrong choice and being stuck with subpar work. Here are five mistakes to avoid as you go through this process.  Hiring someone with little to no experience We get it — everyone has to start somewhere in their line …Read More

  4. The Most Popular Trees in Chicago

    Here at Pro Tree Service, we have already discussed the best and worst trees for your yard and fast-growing trees perfect for your yard. In this post, we thought it would be good to dive into some of the most popular trees in Chicago. Here are just some of the recommendations from The Morton Arboretum: White fir A hardy and ornamental North American native evergreen, the white fir reaches up to 50…Read More

  5. How to Properly Dispose of a Fallen Tree

    Whether you’ve lived in Chicago for a year or a decade, you know we get our fair share of storms. With the occasional thunderstorm or snowstorm comes toppling trees. Keep reading for tips on how to properly dispose of a fallen tree. Figure out who’s responsible You can’t really do anything else until you determine responsibility. Let’s say, for example, that you live near a park or public …Read More

  6. Breaking Down the Cost of Tree Removal

    You’ve probably heard it before — the cost to remove a tree is outrageous. What many homeowners fail to realize, though, is that a professional tree removal service determines said cost based on certain factors. By better understanding tree removal and why companies charge what they do, you can make the most informed decision possible for your tree. Let’s start with what’s included with ba…Read More

  7. New Year’s Resolutions For Tree Owners

    The new year is often associated with change and self-improvement. Maybe you’ve already decided that 2019 will be all about eating healthier and spending more time with family. On the other hand, perhaps your resolutions are money-based (saving up for a new house, preparing for retirement, etc.). While these are all great New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about home improvement and landsc…Read More

  8. 5 Reasons to Plant a Shrub in Your Yard

    We’re willing to bet you have a combination of trees, gardens, and water features in your yard. Even though you can’t quite put your finger on it, something appears to be missing. There’s no question that a shrub can be the final piece to your landscaping puzzle. Here are five reasons why you should plant a shrub in your yard: It creates privacy We’ve all been there before. You head out to…Read More

  9. Top Curb Appeal Tips for Winter

    The holiday season is a popular time of year to buy a house. If you’re selling, chances are you’ll be spending these new few weeks on various home improvement projects. Obviously, you want to get the highest possible offer when the process is all said and done. So what specifically do the experts recommend for winter curb appeal? Here are a few tips from HGTV: A well-maintained lawn Sure, your…Read More

  10. The Health Benefits of Trees

    What does a well-rounded diet, regular exercise, and trees all have in common? Well, the fact is that each helps us feel our best. As you can see from US News, “Planting more trees beautifies urban neighborhoods while helping residents feel better.” Let’s check out some of the health benefits of trees: Trees reduce the risk of heat stroke Heat waves in Chicago are anything but fun. If you’…Read More