Thursday, June 13, 2013

Plant the Right Tree

Planting the right tree is one of the most crucial decisions you'll make when planting. 
It is important that from the beginning you plant a tree that will have a good chance at a long, healthy life. The team at Trees R Us, Inc. can help you select the right trees and shrubs for your home or business taking into account the soil type and light levels.


This lovely Prairie State we live in enjoys a relatively temperate climate. We have hot, humid, wet summers and winters that are not only cold, but frigid at times. The sharply defined seasons mean a big difference in temperature with average temperatures in the colder months reaching 22 degrees Fahrenheit in the north and 37 degrees in the south. During the summer, northern temperatures will reach 70 degrees in the north with an increase of 10-15 degrees in the south. Temperatures, rainfall, light and soil conditions all will affect the life of your tree and it is important to choose a tree what will adapt easily to your area.

As the hot, humid days of summer slink upon us, we long more and more for the cooling shade of a mature tree. Shade trees are a must for the Illinois summer. The Trees "R" Us, Inc. staff recommends the Hybrid Poplar, which is one of the most attractive and fast growing trees around or the American Beech which provide dense shade.
If it is a fruit tree you're longing for, these 2 varieties will grow well and quickly though Illinois. The Nules Clementine, Despite its small size, soon becomes loaded with fruit each summer and the Red Haven Peach tree is fast growing and has a delicious flavor and provides an abundance of fruit very quickly. 

If your looking for trees to create a privacy border, there are some quick growing evergreens that generally do well in Illinois. Thuja Green Giant is the most popular evergreen in the United States and grows at an incredible rate of up to 5 feet per year. Other hardy alternatives are the Willow Hybrid and American Holly.

One of our favorite trees to plant is the White Oak.  It is the Illinois State tree. Also, a favorite to plant is the Illinois state tree, the White Oak. This tree can grow 60 to 100 feet. This tree will produce small green acorns. 

The soil in Illinois generally does not drain well.  It is called Drummer soil and tends to be very dense and deep. If your soil seems like Drummer Soil, then your will need to add organic matter and fertilizer to ensure your trees grow to their full potential.

There's a Large Variety of Trees for Illinois
Wherever your Illinois location, there are many trees to choose from.  For additional advice, please feel free to contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. and we would be happy to assist you in your tree choices as well as tree planting, care and maintenance.  Proper tree care, especially after planting is essential to the tree's vitality.  The Trees "R" Us, Inc. Plant Health Care Division is highly qualified and certified to give your trees the proper care they need during their life cycle.


At Trees "R" Us, Inc. we take pride in not only our professional tree care services, but also educating our customers.  It is through education that we really save trees and help the environment.  We hope you found this post informative and educational. 
Trees "R" Us, Inc. is a professional tree service for the Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs.  Tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, fertilizations, tree disease treatments and prevention as well as plant health care are just a few of our high quality, professional services.  Contact us today for a free analysis or quote at www.treesrusinc.com or at 847-913-9069.
Thanks for reading,
Nick
nick@treesrusinc.com

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