1. 7 Reasons to Remove a Tree

    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 the house in the near future. Do you really think that such a tree will lure prospective buyers? Proba…Read More

  2. Everything to Know About Pruning Your 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 a strategy for preventive maintenance. Keep in mind that many p…Read More

  3. How Do Trees Survive Winter?

    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 from Mother Nature Network, Eileen Campbell compares hibernation to dormancy. Keep in mind …Read More

  4. Fast Growing Trees Perfect For Your Yard

    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 homeowners are exploring faster-growing trees. There may come a time whe…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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 to avoid when tackling pruning on your own. Not pruning at all - This article from HGTV emphasizes seve…Read More

  10. Do You Know How Damaging Tree Topping Can Be?

    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 of tree branches to stubs or to lateral branche…Read More