Saturday, November 30, 2013

Top 5 reasons why you should contact a tree service

A tree service is here to help you not only plant your trees, but also help you keep them healthy through the years. Taking proper care of your plants, trees and shrubs is just as important as taking care of and upkeeping your home. A really nice, well-maintained home looks terrible when it is surrounded by ill-kept trees and scrubs. No one wants a nice home on a land that hasn't been maintained properly. 

Just like your home, trees planted today aren’t just for today; they’re also for the future. Trees need maintenance, but proper maintenance. You just can’t plant trees and let them go. And, unless you have good working knowledge of tree and plant health care, it is best to, at the very least, consult with a tree service before you take on caring for the longterm health of your trees and shrubs yourself. Do yourself and your trees a favor and contact your local tree service to help you help your trees live a long and healthy life.

Healthy trees are an essential piece of your landscaping that is more valuable than you know. Take a look a these top 5 reasons for using a tree service to help you maintain your trees and you'll quickly realize the value that your trees hold. 
• Well cared for trees increase your property value by 5-20%.
• Trees reduce your cooling costs because of the shade they provide.
• Healthy trees can help with climate control as they moderate the effects of the sun, rain, and wind.
• Trees help keep you healthy by constantly filtering out harmful gasses and pollutants from the air.
• Trees provide privacy and borders between you and your neighbors which is viewed upon in a positive manner in communities. 
The benefits you'll reap by using a tree service to help you with your tree care will come back to you ten fold. Make sure your tree service is properly bonded and insured and it's even better if they have a certified arborist on staff too.
Trees "R" Us, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, serving the residents of Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs with distinction. We do it all; tree trimming, stump removal, tree pruning, tree removal, and much more. We’ll also give you a free estimate on what tree services we think would benefit your property.
Looking for a dependable tree service? Contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. today at 847-913-9069 or

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Arborists can help with trees after storms

With the recent storms that swept through Illinois and Indiana, we certainly realize the fury of weather and the destruction it can leave behind. 
We'd first and foremost like to send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the Sunday's tornadoes. Washington, Illinois was one of the hardest hit and the pictures of the damage are overwhelming. We are thankful that they are on their way to recovery by rebuilding and moving on.

While it might be your first instinct to contact a tree service to remove a damaged tree after a storm, did you ever think of contacting a certified arborist? A good tree service should have some certified arborists on staff already, but many do not. Make sure you do your research on the service you use before you commit. A certified arborist would be a great person to have out to your home or business to assess the damage to a tree as they are highly qualified to determine if any trees on your property need removing or just pruning. They have the tools, equipment and skills necessary to take on the job. Tree removal is usually recommended if a tree is considered hazardous, dead or dying, causing an obstruction, or needs to be replaced by a more suitable tree. An arborist will be able to determine if the tree can be salvaged. After you've invested in a tree, the last thing we want to do is remove it from your property, so we will do everything we can to make sure the can not be saved.
Many of you may be looking for emergency tree care. With the recent storms, high winds and tornadoes many area trees were severely damaged, even causing substantial property damage. It is likely that damaged trees can fall on other trees, homes, other structures and vehicles. For a complete assessment of the area and damage, an arborist can determine what needs to be done and go about the job in a completely safe manner, salvaging whatever possible.
Arborists are able to provide other services, which include plant health care, preventative tree maintenance, cabling and spraying to control and prevent insect and disease problems.
Select the Right Arborist for the Job
Make sure the arborist you choose has the right credentials and the skills to cover all aspects of tree care. All the necessary permits and licenses should be up to date and ready for your inspection. Don’t be afraid to check references either. Why? Because tree care is a long-term investment; it’s like buying a new car after having first taken it for a test drive.
Be on the lookout for door-to-door sales people offering a bargain for tree maintenance, especially after major storms like we've just had. Most reputable and legitimate companies are too busy to solicit business in this manner. And don’t be afraid to ask questions.

The professional arborists at Trees "R" Us, Inc are here to help. We have several certified arborists on staff, as well as teams of tree care professionals to help you clean up your property after the storm or just help you maintain your trees.
In need of a free quote? Contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. today: 847-913-9069 or

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Tree Care Tips From Trees "R" Us, Inc.

fall tree planting
Fall is well underway and we are approaching some of your last times to plant new trees and shrubs to get them ready for the next growing season in the spring. 

Many people think that because it is fall that the time to plant has passed and you have to wait until spring to plant new trees and shrubs. On the contrary, this is a perfect time to plant! Although the growing season has halted for some species and has really slowed for others, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't be planting. Fall is an ideal season for planting trees, shrubs and other assorted plants. There are many benefits to planting in the fall, but there area some rules to be followed. 

When you plant in the fall, do it well before winter sets in; ideally about 6 weeks before your area generally sees the first hard frost. This will ensure that smaller plants will be well established before the harsh winter takes it toll. Shrubs will get a definite head start over ones that are planted in spring. And larger plants will see more growth and therefore become more established; generally trees see one inch of tree trunk diameter per year. Planting in the fall should give them a 6 month head start. By planting in the fall and doing it properly you are encouraging good root growth. Planting trees and shrubs in fall enables the root systems to grow before the hot summer returns which is a big benefit to the health of the plants, trees and shrubs.

These plants that are planted in the fall also do particularly well in the following growing season because they are more established they can tolerate the temperature differences in the summer with the heat and also are more immune to drought. 

Another great benefit to planting in the fall is so obvious, yet really overlooked. Fall colors! In the spring one of the most common questions I get asked is what the tree will look like in the fall. What will the colors be? Will the leaves be red? Will they be orange? Well, now, if you would have looked at trees to purchase and plant in the fall, you would know exactly what colors the leaves would turn. It may seem silly that people would pick trees to plant based on what color their leaves turn in the fall, but remember, trees add property value. And, if a tree's leaves turn an amazing display of red and orange in the fall, it only makes your property look that much better.

Some of the most popular trees to plant in the fall are alder, amur corktree, ash, buckeye, catalpa, crabapple, elm, hackberry, hawthorn, honey locust, horse chestnut,  linden, maple, pine, spruce, and sycamore.
fall trees

A few rules to follow or pitfalls to avoid: do not plant broadleaf evergreens in the fall. These include rhododendrons, azaleas, boxwoods and hollies. They are susceptible to harm from the winter winds and extreme cold temperatures. If you do plant them it is really important that you protect them from the wind and have them treated with an anti-desiccant.
Although I recommend planting in the fall, it is important that you plant well before the first frost and that you do not continue to plant trees too late into the fall as this will have a negative impact on the health of the plant. September through November is the ideal time to plant, providing your area doesn't see too much snowfall during these times. Planting before the snow and hard frost will allow the important root system to become established before the ground freezes. On the flip side, please do not plant too late into the fall as this will have a negative impact on the health of your plants and trees.

Cooler, wetter weather of fall is the perfect time for tree planting. During the fall season there is usually an increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures, so less watering is needed. As tree shoot growth comes to a halt, plants, trees and shrubs require less water because the days are cooler and shorter with less and less sunlight every day, so therefore, the rate of photosynthesis decreases. The stable air temperatures of the season also promote rapid root development. In addition, soils may stay warm well after the air temperature cools, also encouraging root growth. While you may think that not much is happening during the tree's dormant period, but in actuality, trees grow to establish roots in new locations before warm weather stimulates top growths which sets the tree up for success in the spring and summer.

Got a tree in mind you'd like to plan? Give us call before you do. Picking the right tree for
tree care by Trees "R" Us
the right location is also a key factor for a healthy tree. We are experts at tree care and will help you make the best possible choice for your tree, your location and your wallet! Call today to arrange a consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists for tree care, tree fertilizer, plant health care and/or arborist services from Trees "R" Us, Inc. Contact us today!