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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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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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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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The Things We Encounter!

  Today was supposed to be a routine tree removal for us. Unfortunately, during the course of the removal we came upon a raccoon’s nest that had babies in it! YIKES! Can you say Angry Mother Raccoon? So what do we do when we encounter a tree with a Squirrel’s Nest or Raccoon’s Nest in […]

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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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Illinois’ Big Tree Registry

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  Do you or someone you know (in Illinois) have a very large old tree?  We recently came across a 58″ diameter Burr Oak at one of our customer’s homes in Spring Grove!  When we contacted the Illinois Conservancy we found out that it is actually one of the largest Oaks in McHenry County!  Needless […]

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Tree Owner’s Manual

The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, & Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry have put together a tree owner’s manual for homeowners.  Originally published in 2008, it details how a tree functions, how to properly maintain your tree, as well as planting and pruning your tree(s). To download your manual, simply click the link below to […]

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Proper Mulching

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Most people know that they should Mulch around their trees, but very few know why or how much to use.  Mulch has many benefits for the tree, but if done incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. Below is the publication from TreesAreGood.Org for their guidelines on proper mulching.  Please read through it, and […]

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Benefits of Trees

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Here at Nelson Tree Service-‘The Cure for Trees’, Inc., we value trees.  We are dedicated to preserving trees, and we sincerely desire to do the best job we can for you and your trees!  While not every tree can be kept onsite, and there are times when a removal is the best or only option, […]

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What is Crabapple Scab?

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APPLE SCAB Venturia inaequalis Apple Scab is a common landscape tree disease due to the popularity of the Crabapple tree. Although Apple Scab will not directly kill a Crabapple tree it can weaken the tree thereby making it susceptible to other, more harmful, disease or insect pests. The early leaf loss associated with Apple Scab […]

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