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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Why do I need Plant Health Care?

  Why do I need Plant Health Care? Most homeowners don’t think about their trees until it’s too late.  At this time, they call us out to give them an estimate on removing their tree.  This could have been avoided if action was taken prior to the tree dying or becoming so hazardous that it […]

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Carpenter Ants

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By Jodi Zirbel What does it look like? Carpenter ants are found in most parts of the world, but in the United States the most common species is the black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Other carpenter ant species in the LACE w:st=”on”>U.S.LACE> include Red carpenter ants, Camponotus ferrugineus, and Smaller carpenter ants, Camponotus nearcticus. Among […]

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