1. What You Should Know About Dutch Elm Disease

    Tree care experts tend to cringe when they hear the words ‘Dutch elm disease.’ The fatal fungal disorder, spread by the elm bark beetle, has an extensive history. In 1931, a furniture company unknowingly bought infected logs from France. Similar to European elms, trees in the U.S. had no resistance to the disease. Just like that, the European elm bark beetle was introduced to America. By the 1…Read More

  2. How to Tell that Your Tree is Stressed

    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 that and explain how a tree service can help. Small leaves - If you have a tree in your yard, you should know the nor…Read More

  3. How to Keep Your Trees Healthy Year-Round

    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 only stop to look at the beautiful leaves this fall but also…Read More

  4. What Early Fall Foliage Really Means For Your Tree

    Nothing beats autumn in Chicago. That unbearable summertime heat turns cool and crisp. And, of course, the leaves start to change. We’re treated to beautiful red, orange, and gold foliage in many parts across the city. But have you ever wondered why some tree leaves change colors so early? In this blog post, we will dive deeper into that and what it actually means for the health of your tree. Le…Read More

  5. What You Should Know About Trees and Utility Lines

    We sometimes forget about them, but utility lines play a key part in where we plant our trees. Take a look outside for a moment. Those overhead lines can be electric, telephone, or television. Meanwhile, underground lines consist of these, in addition to water, sewer, and natural gas. Keep in mind that the location of these lines should have a direct impact on your planting site selection. Not to …Read More

  6. Top Questions to Ask Your Tree Service

    It’s no secret that tree care requires the utmost skill and precision. There comes a time when some jobs are just too big and dangerous. That’s why it’s best to leave tree work in the hands of a seasoned professional. With that in mind, hiring a tree company comes with its own risks and unknowns. How do you know that one service provides more value than another? In order to get your money’…Read More

  7. How Do Trees Heal Their Own Wounds?

    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, trees deal with countless wounds that have the potential to expose the inside of the stem to bacter…Read More

  8. Fall Tree Care Checklist From Pro Tree

    The kids are going back to school and the days are getting shorter. We all know what that means, right? Autumn is just around the corner, whether we like it or not. This can be a critical time for your trees, which is why it’s important to give them the proper attention these next few weeks. Keep reading for our fall tree care checklist. Fertilize - Take a moment to think about the year of weath…Read More

  9. Tools You Need for Tree Removal

    If you choose to tackle tree removal on your own, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. Unfortunately, many homeowners use the wrong ones and wind up being seriously injured or causing damage to their home. In this blog post, we will go over some of the essentials when it comes to cutting down your tree. Axes - This guide from Angie’s List reaffirms the importance of axes, one of…Read More

  10. What Too Much Pruning Can Do to Your Tree

    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: the dangers of pruning too much. Certain cut…Read More