1. Tree Care FAQs — Part II

    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 most common tree care questions we receive in a previous post, so be sure to go back and read throu…Read More

  2. Tree Care FAQs — Part I

    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 to see if it’s a problem you can fix yourself, or if you need to contact a profession…Read More

  3. Why You Need Tree Trimming and Pruning This Summer

    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 had a chance to adjust to the new “normal,” many residential and commercial clients are …Read More

  4. 4 Things to Look for in a Tree Service Company

    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, and stump removal, you’re in the right place. Today’s po…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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