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 ... Tree Pests to Look for in Chicago
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 ... Does Building a Treehouse Damage the Tree?
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 ... Tips for Building a Treehouse
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 ... 7 Reasons to Remove a 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 ... Everything to Know About Pruning Your Tree
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. ... How to Select a Tree for Your Yard
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 ... Little Known Facts About Trees
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 ... Why You Should Remove That Tree Stump
(NOTE This blog had a video https://www.protreeservice.com/tree-service-chicago/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 ... Leave those Storm-Damaged Trees in the Hands of a Professional
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 ... Summer Tree Care Checklist from Pro Tree
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 ... Do You Know Which Trees Look Best in Your Yard?
After a rough winter, warmer weather is on the way. You may be focused on getting your lawn or garden prepped for the season, but what about your trees? This blog post will help guide you through your checklist when it comes to tree care in the spring. Thoroughly inspect your branches – Start out looking ... Spring Tree Care Checklist from Pro Tree