1. 3 Land Clearing Tips

    Take a long look at your residential or commercial property. Are you really getting the most out of it? Or are you limited in what you can do? Here’s the thing: land clearing is the first step in making use of what might be a patch of unusable land at the moment. However, land clearing is usually anything but an easy task. Here are three tips to consider before getting started on this project: H…Read More

  2. Tree Pests to Look for in Chicago

    Chicago is home to plenty of beautiful plants, flowers, and trees. Unfortunately, many native insects and diseases affect this greenery. In this latest blog post, we thought it would be good to focus on such pests. We will look at the Gypsy Moth, Asian Longhorned Beetle, as well as the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. Gypsy Moth As you can see on the City of Chicago website, the Gypsy Moth has been a pr…Read More

  3. Does Building a Treehouse Damage the Tree?

    In our most recent blog post, we provided some tips for building a treehouse. Let’s consider a different treehouse topic now. Does building one do any sort of damage to the tree? Keep reading to learn more. Infections Here’s the thing: bacteria and fungi can have a negative impact on a tree. Over time, infections may cause rot and even death. Keep in mind that a tree’s bark works to protect …Read More

  4. Tips for Building a Treehouse

    Did you ever have a treehouse as a kid? If so, then you had the freedom to immerse yourself in a completely different world. Maybe you remember the summer days in your treehouse, playing cards, reading books, and watching clouds. Recently, though, your child asked what it would take to build a treehouse. So you think to yourself, “Is it even possible?” The short answer is yes. The right tools …Read More

  5. 7 Reasons to Remove a Tree

    It can be scary thinking about having your tree removed. After all, it’s been a source of beauty and shade for years in the yard. What most homeowners don’t realize, though, is that a dead or diseased tree can do more harm than good. Hear us out for a moment. Maybe you’re looking at selling the house in the near future. Do you really think that such a tree will lure prospective buyers? Proba…Read More

  6. Everything to Know About Pruning Your Tree

    Have you ever pruned your trees? Maybe you saw that the branches were becoming overgrown and thought it would be good to handle the matter yourself. As explained in this piece from the University of Minnesota Extension, “pruning is a horticultural practice that alters the form and growth of a plant.” Pruning can also be considered a strategy for preventive maintenance. Keep in mind that many p…Read More

  7. How to Select a Tree for Your Yard

    The time has finally come to plant a new tree in your yard. But before you make a purchase, it’s important to take your time during the selection process. It could be that you want a new tree for added shade or privacy. On the other hand, maybe you imagine a tree complementing your garden. Once you figure out why you want a tree, it’s time to consider growth rate. Did you know that slow-growin…Read More

  8. Little Known Facts About Trees

    Trees have been a staple of the earth for more than 300 million years. They’ve served as food sources and housing for countless creatures throughout time. Trees have been shown to make us calmer, happier, and more creative. Of course, a healthy tree is likely to give a nice boost to our home’s value when it’s time to sell. But what about all the little-known facts about trees? Keep reading t…Read More

  9. Why You Should Remove That Tree Stump

    You’ve finally decided that it’s time to remove that unsightly tree in the yard. You can’t wait to put something in its place, such as a new tree or flower garden. But there’s something else to consider before getting too far ahead of yourself. Should you remove that tree stump? It’s a question that many homeowners tend to overlook during the tree removal process. Here are six reasons to…Read More

  10. Happy Holidays from Pro Tree Service!

    We’re officially entrenched in the holiday season! It could be that you’re still getting through leftovers from Thanksgiving. Maybe you’re recovering from a busy weekend of shopping. On top of that, you still have all those decorations to put up around the house. However you plan on spending the holidays, Pro Tree Service hopes that you and your loved ones enjoy the time together. We underst…Read More