Winter Injury in Evergreens

  Winter Injury Winter Injury can include many types of injuries to trees here in the Midwest, but as of late, our Evergreens have been getting hit hard due to the fluctuation in temperatures and environmental conditions we have been experiencing over the last 10-15 years. According to the Morton Arboretum, Winterburn on Evergreens includes: […]

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Spruce Diseases in Illinois

What is going on with Spruce trees??  Colorado Spruce trees are not native to Illinois, and are really having a tough time lately with the changing environment we’ve had over the last decade!  Other varieties of Spruce trees are having a hard time as well. We just received an update from the University of Illinois […]

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Two- Lined Chestnut Borer

  As if Mid-westerners didn’t have enough pests to deal with, we are now experiencing Oak decline due to the lovely Two- Lined Chestnut Borer (Agrilus bilineatus).   What is a Two-Lined Chestnut Borer? The Two-Lined Chestnut Borer is a flat head borer that affects Chestnut trees and Oak trees alike here in the Midwest.  When […]

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10 Ways to Show Your Trees Love

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10 Ways to Show Your Trees Love- A Valentine’s Day Tribute   Valentine’s Day is always a wonderful day to think of loved ones (of course, every day is a good day for that!)  But how about thinking about what else brings us joy and comfort around our homes?  In particular, how about showing our […]

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Are Your Pine Trees Turning Yellow?

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If your Pine trees are turning Yellow this time of year, you may have nothing to worry about!  According to the University of Illinois Extension, Pine tree needles will turn yellow once they have completed photosynthesis and no longer need those needles.  For more info, visit them at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=16328 Be proactive and check your Pine […]

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Effects of Drought on Your Trees

Here in Northern Illinois, we have been experiencing crazy weather over the last decade.  Between having little rain one year to an abundance the next year, then having extreme winters of heavy snow or subfreezing temperatures, it is a wonder our trees are still standing! The reason for speaking about the topic of drought is because […]

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Are Your Trees Dying of Thirst?

As the summer comes to an end, we have had a significant shortage of rain here in Northern Illinois!  Most urban trees have roots that only extend to about 12″ underground, with the bulk of the roots running just under the surface of the soil to collect water.  During times of drought, they will search for […]

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Fall Tree Care Tips

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  As the winter approaches, most people look to the ground to prepare their yards for the winter, but miss out on the trees that are overhead! Preparing your trees for the upcoming winter can reduce the likelihood of problems occurring in winter and the following spring. So here are some things you can do […]

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Choosing Trees for Landscape Value

Choosing Trees to Add Value to Your Landscape. Adding trees to your yard is a surefire way to increase the value of your property.  The USDA Forest Service reports that, “Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value.”  And, “Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 […]

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Tree Care Tips for Selling Your Home

    Tree Care When Selling Your Home Selling your home can be very stressful.  However, with a few tips on making your home more appealing, you can increase your chances for a sale exponentially!  While there are many tips being offered to make your house feel more like a home, and dressing up your […]

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