It’s pretty amazing how a tiny seed can eventually become a mature tree. In this post, we thought it would be interesting to look at the different stages of a tree’s life. Keep reading to learn more. Sprout (Germination) Every seed needs a safe place to germinate. Basically, the primary root breaks through the seed, ... The Life Cycle of a Tree
Chicagoland Tree Care Information and Tips
There are countless benefits of having a tree in your yard. Not only do trees add a certain aesthetic appeal, but they save water, combat climate change, and even boost property values. But do you really know which one is right for your yard? In this post, we thought it would be helpful to provide ... The Best and Worst Trees For Your Yard
The last thing you want is for your tree to come toppling onto your roof or car. Granted, such damage is usually covered by insurance. That said, you would much rather avoid having to file a claim in the first place. So how exactly can you tell that your tree might be at risk of ... How Can You Tell If a Tree is Going to Fall?
Labor Day has officially come and gone, which means trees throughout Chicago will be changing colors before we know it. So where are some of the best spots to enjoy fall foliage? Here are some suggestions from Time Out Chicago: Chicago Botanic Garden There may not be a better time to check out the Chicago ... Where to See Fall Colors in Chicago
It’s no surprise why fall is one of the more popular times to buy a home. New buyers not only have good weather for moving but also have plenty of time to get their dwelling ready for the holiday season. So, as a seller, you want to be sure that your house catches the eyes ... Top Curb Appeal Tips for Autumn
Autumn is a favorite season for many of us here in Chicago. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the cooler weather, football-filled weekends, and pumpkin-spiced everything? These aren’t the only reasons to appreciate fall, though. Nothing beats going on a walk and noticing all the fall foliage around the city. But have you ever wondered why ... Why Trees Shed Their Leaves in Autumn
Homeowners rarely want to think about tree removal. Not only is the cost significant, but you consider your tree a focal point in the yard. Unfortunately, though, things happen to trees, whether they fall victim to a lightning strike or some sort of disease. Now for the million dollar question: will the city pay for ... Will the City Pay for Tree Removal?
Just because it’s the middle of July already doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade your backyard. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could turn this space into a private oasis? Here are seven ways to achieve the backyard of your dreams: Fill those empty corners – Are the corners of your yard completely bare due to shade? ... How to Upgrade Your Backyard This Summer
You’ve had the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood for years. Recently, though, you’ve started to notice overgrown shrubs. Unfortunately, unkempt bushes can throw off the balance and aesthetics of an entire garden. Keep reading as we walk you through the process of removing unsightly shrubs by hand. Cut off all branches above the normal ... A Step-by-Step Guide to Bush Removal
The cost of tree removal can be significant. As you might imagine, the majority of homeowners rarely have money set aside for such an expense. With that in mind, when one of your trees goes down and you need to act swiftly, maybe you ask yourself, “Can I claim tree removal on my home insurance?” ... Can I Claim Tree Removal on My Home Insurance?
Take a long look at your residential or commercial property. Are you really getting the most out of it? Or are you limited in what you can do? Here’s the thing: land clearing is the first step in making use of what might be a patch of unusable land at the moment. However, land clearing ... 3 Land Clearing Tips
Chicago is home to plenty of beautiful plants, flowers, and trees. Unfortunately, many native insects and diseases affect this greenery. In this latest blog post, we thought it would be good to focus on such pests. We will look at the Gypsy Moth, Asian Longhorned Beetle, as well as the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. Gypsy ... Tree Pests to Look for in Chicago