Tree Care FAQs — Part I

May 14, 2020

Whether you own a home, business, or both, tree care probably isn’t at the top of the list of things you think about on a daily basis.

In fact, your trees’ health is probably only a concern when you notice that something’s wrong. When you notice that something’s not quite right, you probably head online to see if it’s a problem you can fix yourself, or if you need to contact a professional tree service company.

Pro Tree Service is proud to provide Chicago and the surrounding areas with expert advice and unparalleled service. Read answers to a few of our most commonly received questions below, and get in touch with us if you’d like a free consultation for your property!


When Is the Best Time to Prune a Tree?

In general, the best time to prune a tree is between the end of fall and before winter. You might have heard the rumor that trees should be trimmed before fall, but this is typically when most deciduous trees are preparing for dormancy.

That said, health and safety concerns can require you to prune a tree at any time of the year. In these cases, it’s best to contact a professional tree service company for advice.

My Tree Was Damaged in a Storm. Will It Heal on Its Own?

This is a question most home and business owners have had to ask themselves at one point or another. Whether it’s heavy snow, hail, high winds, or another form of inclement weather, it’s not uncommon to see severe tree damage following a storm.

The answer to this question ultimately depends on the extent of the damage. If branches less than 3 inches in diameter are broken, a tree service company can quickly trim them and be on their way. If the tree’s larger branches are broken, bark has been torn off, or the tree has been partially uprooted, you may have to consider investing in tree removal instead.

When Should I Cut Down a Dead Tree?

This is almost a trick question — you shouldn’t cut down a dead tree yourself!

If you have a dead tree on your property, you should always call a tree removal company to do it for you. Trees can fall in unpredictable ways, and you don’t want to risk jeopardizing your safety or damaging your property in the process. Plus, not many people have the tools required to completely cut down and uproot a tree. It’s much more cost-effective to have a professional tree removal company handle the hard work for you.

At Pro Tree Service, we provide full-service tree removal in Chicago, including stump removal!


We hope that today’s post has answered some of your tree care questions. If you’d like more information about anything discussed in today’s post, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation with our team, just fill out the form below or give Pro Tree Service a call.

We plan to continue this discussion next week — stay tuned for part two!

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