Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring is on its way! Keep those Crabapple trees beautiful!

I love this time of year.  Yes, I know it's still winter, but the days are getting longer, the weather is turning, and soon the trees will be budding.  Sweet, fragrant trees will soon fill the air and their beautiful flowers will be the sure sign that spring has sprung.



The Crabapple tree has to be my favorite.  Keeping your Crabapple tree healthy is the key to its signature flowers and longevity.  

It's unfortunate that these lovely trees are so susceptible to disease.  One of the most common diseases of the Crabapple tree is Crabapple Scab.

Apple Scab is a fungal disease that first affects emerging leaves in the spring, during moist conditions, and then moves to the fruit. Apple scab makes dark, leathery spots with a corky appearance on the fruit.
On the leaves, apple scab infections first appear in May or early June as olive-green or oil-soaked spots. On mature leaves, the infections appear as black, slightly raised velvety spots. As the disease continues, leaves turn yellow and drop prematurely. If the tree is heavily infected, leaves will drop by early summer.
If you think your tree might be infected with Crabapple Scab, it is best to call an arborist to treat the tree.  If it is heavily infected, it is recommended that you remove susceptible trees from the landscape and select other less susceptible, disease-resistant Crabapples.

It is best to protect your Crabapple early on to avoid having to treat a diseased tree or worse, have it removed. It is more cost effective to protect your tree than treat a disease-ridden tree or remove it and replace it with a new one.  
A good tree company will know how to properly care for your tree.  If you are applying fungicides, they should be sprayed as leaves begin to emerge, at 2 weeks and again 4 weeks after the first application.

Plant health care is a service the Trees "R" Us, Inc. in Wauconda offers all our clients.  Our Crabapple Scab treatment will keep your Crabapple trees healthy, beautiful and thriving.  Trees "R" Us, Inc., a professional tree service on the North Shore and surrounding suburbs, has 4 certified arborists to help you will all your trees and plants.  Our estimates are always free, so why not give us a call?  Your trees will thank you!
847-913-9069 or shoot us an email at nick@treesrusinc.com
Don't forget to visit us at www.treesrusinc.com

Thanks for reading, 
Nick




Monday, January 30, 2012

When to Prune or trim your Oaks - Trees R Us, Inc.

Time is ticking away...Prune your Oak Trees BEFORE spring hits, at the latest in March.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. in Wauconda will help you with the job.

Did you know there are over 400 different kinds of Oak Trees?  When maintained properly, Oak Trees can get really tall.  Very large, majestic Oaks are beautiful, but need proper maintenance to stay healthy.  Pruning (or trimming) your Oaks in November through March will help maintain their beauty.  If you miss your window of opportunity, don't attempt to prune your Oaks after March, before November. Pruning during these months will make your Oaks susceptible to Oak Wilt, a fungal disease.  The process of trimming the tree will attract a small beetle and spread the Oak Wilt.

You should prune your Oaks about every 2 years,  unless you notice dead or dying branches or it gets damaged by a storm.  You should prune your Oak first and foremost for safety reasons. Low hanging branches or branches that look like they are dying and could fall and hurt someone should be removed first.


Secondly, you should trim your Oaks to keep the tree healthy.

You should trim your Oaks for aesthetics last.

Pruning a large oak is a dangerous job.  You should first get the advice of a certified arborist and then let a highly qualified tree company trim the tree.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. has 4 certified arborists on staff to help assess the needs of your trees and plants.  Our crews of professional workers are highly trained and use the best safety equipment the industry offers.  You can trust all your towering, majestic trees to Trees "R" Us, Inc., a professional tree service on the North Shore and surrounding suburbs.
Visit us at www.treesrusinc.com or email me personally at nick@treesrusinc.com

Thanks for reading,
Nick

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trees "R" Us - deal or no deal?

Over 85% of Americans are using coupons now.  A sure sign of our poor economy I'm sure.  Money Mailer and RVSP must be liking this very much!  I just opened up some coupons I received in the mail and was shocked at this offer.  6% off!  Wow, what an offer!  Wouldn't you just jump at the chance to save a whole 6%!  And, the best part is, it is another tree service company that is making this offer.  This is just unbelievable to me.  We, at Trees "R" Us,  understand that our consumers are looking for a great value, so we offer it, even without a coupon.  While we do have several coupons floating around out there, we know to make them substantial coupons or we are wasting our time and money in printing them.  We also know that we've got less than 10 seconds to grab your attention, so we'll do it with a bang.  And then we'll follow it up with excellent customer service so that you'll come back to us again for your next tree service, with or without a coupon.  So your 6% off not only is a 'no deal', but it is also a 'dud' deal.  Go with a tree service company that you can trust, is professional enough to know how to marketing themselves correctly and offers a good value from the get go.  Looks like Trees "R" Us is the right choice.

You can check us out at www.treesrusinc.com

Thanks for reading,
Nick
nick@treesrusinc.com

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Trees "R" Us is the right choice for many reasons


Did you know that tree care is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., especially if it is done by by amateurs or untrained personnel?  The latest statistics show that tree care is more dangerous than working for a police or fire department!  Which is why Trees "R" Us in Wauconda has only the best safety equipment and highly trained tree workers.
Why is this important to you?  Most homeowners have no idea how easily horrific accidents can happen while working with trees,  especially when working near electrical wires.  This is the most dangerous part of tree work and homeowners should NEVER do this kind of work. You need to leave this kind of work to the pros and Trees "R" Us has the right experience for this kind of tree work.  
Every year homeowners are injured or killed trying to do their own tree work. You, as a homeowner, should not do your own tree work involving climbing of any kind, which includes climbing a ladder to prune a tree, or attempting to cut down (fell) trees.  Leave it to Trees "R" Us!
Trees "R" Us, Inc. is also fully insured.  Why does this matter?  
You need to protect yourself from being held responsible if a worker is injured on your property.  Unfortunately, homeowners have been held responsible for treeworkers injured on their property. In such cases the company may have appeared professional but did not have adequate, or in some cases,  any insurance. Can you believe it?  It's hard to believe that there are companies out there that are so irresponsible, but it is true.  So protect yourself by leaving tree services to a company, not yourself, and choose your tree service company wisely.  Make sure they are insured.  Sounds like Trees "R" Us, Inc. is the right choice on many levels!  Check us out at www.treesrusinc.com

Thanks for reading,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Did you prune your trees before the snow?

As the snow begins to fall again here in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, I feel the need to remind you of the hazards that the weight of snow on tree branches can cause.  It is not uncommon for branches and even trees to break after a heavy snowfall.  These branches can fall on homes, cars and even people.

Because trees are continually growing, it is natural for parts to die.  These are the parts that are most likely to break and potentially cause injury. So, pruning your trees to remove the major deadwood before the snow hits is good for the tree and can prevent possible injury.

In fact, you should have the deadwood in your trees removed every 2-3 years or more often if you are trying to help a tree that is in decline.  If your tree is healthy, I would still recommend a good hazard pruning.

For this type of work, I would recommend leaving it to the pros.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is a professional tree service that has more than 10 years experience doing hazard pruning. We offer much more than just hazard tree pruning, but in these winter months, pruning is one of our most popular services.

Trees "R" Us is located in Wauconda, but we service the North Shore, the Northwest suburbs, Lake county and McHenry county.  We have a large crew that works year round and plenty of trucks to handle multiple jobs at once.



Check us out at www.treesrusinc.com or if you need assistance with pruning your trees this winter, email me directly at nick@treesrusinc.com.

Thanks for reading!

-Nick

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Welcome to the Trees "R" Us Blog!


Welcome to the the Trees "R" Us, Inc. Blog where you'll be able to find very useful information about plant health care, tree pruning, tree removal, emergency tree services, mulch and even pointers for you do-it-yourselfers!  We hope you enjoy following us and learning how to properly maintain your grounds at your business and your landscaping at home.

Trees "R" Us, Inc is located in Wauconda, Illinois, but services a wide area of the Chicago suburbs.  Whether you live in Lake County or McHenry County, we are your choice for professional tree service.  We have over 20 years experience pleasing customers from Wilmette to McHenry and every area in between.  Look for our trucks in your neighborhood!  And don't forget to visit us on the web at http://www.treesrusinc.com



If you have any specific questions about your plants and keeping them healthy, a dangerous tree that needs removal, pruning, mulch, or stump grinding, there's an on-line form on our website at www.treesrusinc.com
or you can email me, Nick, the owner and a professional arborist, directly at nick@treesrusinc.com

Thanks for reading and we hope you'll be following us!

-Nick