What should you do if your tree has been damaged in a storm? How often should you have your trees pruned and trimmed? It’s not always easy to know where to turn for reliable information about trees, especially if you’ve never encountered any issues with them in the past. We answered a few of the ... Tree Care FAQs — Part II
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Can you believe that summer is right around the corner? It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the new year, and now we’re already in the midst of spring. With the turmoil wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak, you’re more than forgiven for forgetting about your trees. Now that many of us have ... Why You Need Tree Trimming and Pruning This Summer
Whether you own a home, business, or both, tree care probably isn’t at the top of the list of things you think about on a daily basis. In fact, your trees’ health is probably only a concern when you notice that something’s wrong. When you notice that something’s not quite right, you probably head online ... Tree Care FAQs — Part I
No matter who you are or what you’re looking for, finding the best service provider is rarely easy. In fact, it’s almost always a chore. In large cities like Chicago, you have virtually endless options — how do you make the right choice? If you’re asking yourself this question with respect to tree services like pruning, trimming, ... 4 Things to Look for in a Tree Service Company
We rarely give much thought to our trees this time of year. Once they lose their leaves for winter, it’s easy to forget about them. But have you ever wondered how trees manage to deal with the bitterly cold Chicago weather? Keep reading to learn how trees survive winter. DORMANCY FOR TREES In this article ... How Do Trees Survive Winter?
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 ... Fast Growing Trees Perfect For Your Yard
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 ... How to Tell that Your Tree is Stressed
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 ... How to Keep Your Trees Healthy Year-Round
We may not realize it, but trees put up with a lot over the course of their lives. From wrangling with extreme weather to fending off damage caused by humans, trees don’t exactly have it easy. It’s not just the physical damage they have to cope with, though. As we’ll explain in this blog post, ... How Do Trees Heal Their Own Wounds?
So you’ve heard from friends and neighbors about the benefits of tree pruning. Along with tree trimming, pruning can be incredibly beneficial. But, as with all tree care, there are correct techniques and incorrect techniques. We’ve discussed pruning at great length in previous posts, however, our team felt the need to discuss one area in particular: ... What Too Much Pruning Can Do to Your Tree
(NOTE This blog had a video https://www.protreeservice.com/tree-trimming-chicago/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 ... Top Mistakes to Avoid When Pruning
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 ... Do You Know How Damaging Tree Topping Can Be?