Thursday, March 1, 2012

Start now to prevent tree disease and insect infestation!

Keeping trees healthy can be an impossible task.  There are so many factors that can harm a tree and it doesn't necessarily have to start with insects or disease.  Things like rubbing against a tree with the side of a lawn mower, or pounding the bark with a string trimmer are the first steps in stressing a tree and leaving it susceptible to invasion by insects or disease.
Prevention is the key to keeping trees healthy.  Well, prevention and of course common sense.  Taking care with the lawn mower and weed whacker are your trees' first line of defense.  But, what do you do beyond that?  Regular pruning, fertilization and proper watering can help your trees fight diseases and insects naturally. However, trees can't guard themselves agains every kind of disease, like Dutch Elm disease.  
This is when it is best to leave your tree care to the pros, like Trees "R" Us, inc.  We have 4 certified arborists that are here to help you prevent or solve your tree problems.
The arborists at Trees "R" Us, Inc. can diagnose problems that you may be facing without even knowing it and offer solutions. One of the most serious problems facing the northwestern suburban forest of greater Chicago is the Emerald Ash Borer. When you see this critter or the carcass of one on your tree, it may be too late to save it. it is unfortunate how quickly this pest will devastate your tree.
Some problems may be treated by pruning the infected area. Others may require chemicals and pesticides. The products you can purchase to 'treat' your tree at the local home and garden store have to be of such reduced strength that they may not be effective. Certification is necessary to work with the pesticides and fungicides that a trained professional will use in order to deal with a tree problem properly.
Trees "R" Us, Inc. provides fully-licensed and certified staff to apply pesticides and get the problem under control, preventing the spread to surrounding trees. Rest assured that each treatment we use is environmentally safe, yet effective.

Give us a call for a consultation.  847-913-9069 .  Or contact us via the web at 

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