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. 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

  6. Breaking Down the Cost of Tree Removal

    You’ve probably heard it before — the cost to remove a tree is outrageous. What many homeowners fail to realize, though, is that a professional tree removal service determines said cost based on certain factors. By better understanding tree removal and why companies charge what they do, you can make the most informed decision possible for your tree. Let’s start with what’s included with ba…Read More

  7. The Life Cycle of a Tree

    It’s pretty amazing how a tiny seed can eventually become a mature tree. In this post, we thought it would be interesting to look at the different stages of a tree’s life. Keep reading to learn more. Sprout (Germination) Every seed needs a safe place to germinate. Basically, the primary root breaks through the seed, securing the seed and providing water to the developing plant. Once this occur…Read More

  8. Will the City Pay for Tree Removal?

    Homeowners rarely want to think about tree removal. Not only is the cost significant, but you consider your tree a focal point in the yard. Unfortunately, though, things happen to trees, whether they fall victim to a lightning strike or some sort of disease. Now for the million dollar question: will the city pay for tree removal? Keep reading for the answer and additional information surrounding t…Read More

  9. Can I Claim Tree Removal on My Home Insurance?

    The cost of tree removal can be significant. As you might imagine, the majority of homeowners rarely have money set aside for such an expense. With that in mind, when one of your trees goes down and you need to act swiftly, maybe you ask yourself, “Can I claim tree removal on my home insurance?” Keep reading to learn more. It depends on the situation Keep in mind that homeowner’s insurance w…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