Summer Tree Care Checklist from Pro Tree

May 29, 2017

A big part of whether your yard looks great this summer could depend on what you do for your trees now. After all, summertime can take a major toll on your trees. Storms, wind, pests, and diseases can do major damage to trees in the summer, which is why it’s so important to consult a tree service for assistance. This blog post will guide you through what to put on your tree care to-do list for summer.

  1. Prune dead, diseased, or unsafe branches – Pro Tree Service advises that homeowners monitor the structure of their tree’s canopies, but especially in the weeks and months leading up to summer. Branches that aren’t in the best of shape can become unsafe during bad thunderstorms in particular. Plus, when your tree maintains healthy structure and growth, it should lead to plenty of shade from the heat. If pruning is out of the question for a tree, it’s a good idea to contact a tree company for next steps. For critical risk trees, tree care experts will likely recommend tree removal.   
  2. Inspect your trees – You’ll notice that bugs love to make trees their hangout spot during the summertime. But you not only want to look for insects but also signs of disease so you can treat it appropriately. Pro Tree Service can recommend a certified arborist for jobs such as this. These professionals can also inspect your trees and shrubs for any sort of drought stress.
  3. Fertilize – When you speak with a certified arborist, they may suggest a regular program of fertilizing. Doing so once a year can help your tree stay in tip-top shape.
  4. Consider a plan of action for weak limbs – Your local arborist may suggest preventative steps to keeping your tree protected for those nasty summer storms. That could mean cabling or bracing weak limbs to avoid breaking, even in the most severe weather.


Since 1989, our tree company has been servicing folks in Chicago, Burbank, and surrounding areas. We can provide general tree care and maintenance, such as tree trimming and stump removal, in addition to larger projects such as tree removal. Unlike so many other companies that seem to pop out of nowhere following a major storm, we’ve established a reputation as being customer-focused, high-quality, and affordable.


Our team isn’t limited to performing residential service. In nearly three decades as a tree company, we’ve worked with a number of local townships and cities to fully understand the significance of public safety. We’ve come to realize that municipalities don’t have the time or budget to continually and effectively train and deploy crews in a timely manner to meet the demands of the industry.

Unfortunately, there are endless backlogs of work that has yet to be done, putting citizens at risk of potential injury or property damage. As an experienced, skilled, and reputable tree company, we can tackle any municipal or city project. Pro Tree Service is fully licensed, insured, and bonded, meaning municipalities will save money by eliminating unnecessary operating and legal costs, experience timely, professional service, and have safer public spaces.

For whatever the project, Pro Tree can handle it. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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