Fall Tree Care Checklist From Pro Tree

August 14, 2017

The kids are going back to school and the days are getting shorter. We all know what that means, right? Autumn is just around the corner, whether we like it or not. This can be a critical time for your trees, which is why it’s important to give them the proper attention these next few weeks. Keep reading for our fall tree care checklist.

  1. Fertilize – Take a moment to think about the year of weather we’ve had in Chicago. Our trees had to endure a brutally cold winter and hot summer. The drastic changes in temperature often cause trees to lose vital nutrients in the soil. In order to help your trees replenish and continue to thrive through the upcoming winter, be sure to apply a slow-release fertilizer this time of year. Doing so replaces nutrient levels and improves damage resistance from disease, insects, and stressful weather.
  2. Hydrate – The time is now to hydrate your trees before those cold winter months return. When you consult an ISA-certified professional, they can easily distribute water throughout the top 12 inches of soil. This method is perfect for those trees without irrigation systems, newly planted trees, and ones in need of short-term relief from drought stress.
  3. Plant – We tend to think of spring as the optimal time for growing plants, which it typically is. Frankly, though, autumn is the ideal season to plant new trees. This is because temperatures are much cooler and there is less of a chance for stress from sunlight. Keep in mind that newly planted trees have the chance to build out their root mass and prepare for the winter season during fall.
  4. Prepare for cold – Speaking of that Chicago winter, you want to be sure to give your tree a fighting chance against the impending snow, frost, and cold. An ISA expert can properly cable and prune the tree prior to that first major cold snap. Why is this important? Well, if your tree has weak, broken, or rotting branches, it’s a roll of the dice if it can effectively withstand the added weight of a heavy snowfall. Remember that pruning in autumn can be much easier because of fewer leaves.


Tree care is a yearlong commitment. At Pro Tree Service, we understand that you may not know what specifically your tree needs in certain seasons. That’s where we come into play. Since 1989, we’ve been servicing all of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. As the industry has grown, our mission has stayed the same: to provide the highest quality of tree care the most affordable rates. We don’t believe in trying to trick our customers with our prices. That’s why there’s no hidden services, fees, or gimmicks.

Aside from affordability and experience, our team is also reliable. We aren’t one of those companies that only works with you at our convenience. You can feel comfortable knowing that Pro Tree’s operations are open year-round. Plus, we offer 24-hour emergency response should you be stuck in a situation where you can’t wait. Whether your project entails large tree removal or a standard hedge trimming, we are dedicated to making sure that you receive service in a timely manner.


As colder weather approaches, you want to get some last-second projects in the yard taken care of while you can. Pro Tree Service is proud to offer land clearing solutions in the Chicago area. This is ideal for those who are struggling with a large volume of trees. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that your expectations are met without disrupting the rest of your projects, such as real estate development. From residential to commercial land clearing, we make it a point that our projects are completed safely, timely, and under budget.

Instead of putting yourself through the hassle of lot clearing, see what an experienced team can do. We have the most innovative equipment, top-notch services, and experienced team.


In addition to homeowners taking action with the appropriate tree care this fall, so too are municipalities. Pro Tree Service has worked with a number of local townships and cities to fully understand the importance of public safety. While municipalities may not have the time or budget to meet the demands of this industry, we can help. There’s no need to be concerned with unnecessary operating legal costs, slow service, or unsafe public spaces. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded to tackle a variety of tree services in the area.

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