1. Winter Tree Care Tips

    It may come as a surprise, but late fall or winter is actually a great time to add tree care to your to-do list. Even though so many homeowners make spring and summer all about gardening and lawn care, trees and shrubs need special attention when leaves start changing color and the weather starts getting colder. And with intense Chicago winters and wind storms, it’s also a great time to remove a…Read More

  2. DIY Tree Care Horror Stories

    Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only things you should be afraid of this Halloween. If you’re thinking of trimming or removing a tree over the next few weeks, you should know that an average of 80 people die in the U.S. each year due to tree care accidents, with countless more incurring serious injuries. In this post, we want to focus on some of the most common mistakes homeowners make when main…Read More

  3. Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall

    On the first day of fall, it’s only appropriate that we write about spectacular autumn foliage. More specifically, we thought it would be good to discuss why leaves change color this time of year. Keep reading to learn more from the experts at Pro Tree Service in Chicago! Let’s revisit your middle school science class for a moment. According to ScienceDaily, chlorophyll is a green pigment foun…Read More

  4. Dos and Don’ts of Tree Care

    There’s more to tree care than you probably think. At Pro Tree Service in Chicago, we want to help you keep your trees healthy and beautiful for years to come. It starts with knowing some general dos and don’ts of tree care.  The Dos of Tree Care Do prune your trees Take a close look at your trees. Do you notice any significantly dead, damaged, and/or diseased branches? Are your trees startin…Read More

  5. Common Tools Needed for DIY Tree Care

    You recently decided to turn tree care into a DIY project. However, as we’ve explained in previous posts, tree maintenance requires a number of specialized tools. Keep reading for a list of tools and equipment you will need prior to embarking on these tasks.    Personal protective equipment It’s probably not a smart idea to trim or prune your trees without personal protective equipment. In …Read More

  6. How Tree Roots Can Damage Your Home

    We’ve already discussed the top benefits of trees in your yard and neighborhood in a previous post. However, as important as they are to the environment, trees can cause major damage. More specifically, tree roots are capable of doing quite a number on your foundation, plumbing systems, and landscape.   Keep reading as we dive deeper into these areas. How tree roots can damage a foundation It…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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