Sunday, March 29, 2015

What can a Certified Arborist Do For You?

It's spring and time to spruce up the yard. You know to do the basics, like clean up debris from last year, compost any leaves left over from fall and winter, clear out garden beds, till the soil, etc. But have you thought of how contacting a Certified Arborist this time of year may be the best decision you'll ever make?

When you get in touch with an ISA Certified Arborist, you can discuss your landscape's specific
Trees "R" Us, Inc. Certified Arborists 
needs. They can spot problems that need your attention before they develop or advance too far. They can also make sure that you are in tune with how to best care for your trees and provide accurate advice so that you can keep them green on your own. You need to do this now, early in the growing season to have the best results for your trees. Early prevention is the key to lush, mature trees that last many, many years.

Chicago area residents have the opportunity to contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. for their tree care needs and to hire a Certified Arborist to assist you this spring. We are a professional tree care service that has certified arborists on staff to help you care for your trees. Trees "R" Us, Inc. services the north shore area and the northwest suburbs of Chicago. You can request an appointment with us on our website at, by calling 847-913-9069 or via an email to For those of you not in the Chicagoland area, for more information on how to find a certified arborist or tree care company in your area and for other tree tips, visit or

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Jenni Willis
CEO, Trees "R" Us, Inc.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Cleaning Should Include This ...

Spring is marked as a time of renewal. New beginnings. Fresh starts. And with that many of us like to give our homes a thorough, deep cleaning. What will you be cleaning this spring? Are trees on you list?

Trees, garden beds, and landscaping must not be forgotten!  Sometimes this can be a daunting task as it this type of maintenance is not a set it and forget it type of thing. Keeping trees and landscaping takes constant commitment and, the time to start, if you haven't already, is NOW!

Keeping plants and trees healthy is usually a top priority for homeowners. It is a way to protect your investment if nothing else. Here is my number one tip for every new growing season.

The best time to prune trees and shrubs varies depending upon species and desired results. I would recommend contacting an arborist to help you determine when to prune the trees on your property.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. has certified arborists on staff that will assess your trees and give you a plan to follow.

Pruning during the “dormant season,” or when the trees have no leaves, is usually best. This is the time to prune young trees for future structure, remove live limbs that are too low or close to the house, and remove limbs that might have been damaged in winter storms. 

Keep in mind, though, that dead and damaged limbs can be pruned any time throughout the year and should be removed promptly for safety reasons.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. specializes in tree maintenance, removal and emergency tree services.  Visit for more information.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got Mulch?

Did you know...we have a sister company? You might wonder what we do with all the trees we remove, all the tree limbs we trim/prune. Our environmentally responsible answer to our tree waste is Organic Solutions, Inc., the premier mulch supplier to Chicagoland!
Our mulch is recycled from high-quality, organic woody material. Organic Solutions mulches provide an eco-friendly means of protecting your trees and shrubs, as well as enhancing your plant beds and containers, parks and playgrounds, residential and commercial properties and municipal open spaces. Our team of specialists controls the manufacturing process from beginning to end, ensuring our dyed, hardwood, bark and organic mulches are high quality and free of rocks, leaves and other debris.
Organic Solutions, Inc., sister company to Trees "R" Us, Inc. has a wide variety of mulch to fit every need and every budget. Check out our website for more information on the different varieties available or to order.

There's a mulch calculator on our website, and online ordering form and contact information if you'd prefer to call or email us. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's risky, so don't try this at home

 Tree Removal is one of the most hazardous parts of our job. If there's anything that we don't want you to try at home, it's tree removal. Emergency and dangerous tree removal doesn't scare Trees "R" Us, Inc. We are experts in the tree industry and we wouldn't want you to trust your trees to anyone else other than Trees "R" Us, Inc.

Tree removal is not to be taken lightly. It is a job that really should be left to a professional tree service with experience in removing trees. For those of you that take to YouTube to learn new things, this is not where you should be learning tree removal, and more importantly you shouldn't attempt it yourself. To the do-it-yourselfers out there, leave this one to the pros.

The risk for harm is very high with tree removal when you have no experience. Inexperienced tree removal could easily result in damage your buildings, other trees or plantings, your lawn and worst of all, yourself.

When a tree must be removed, call upon your local tree service. Trees "R" Us, Inc. has been been in the business of tree care and removal since the mid 1990s. Our experienced staff can safely remove trees from delicate or seemingly inaccessible places. As safety is our number one concern, we won't leave you with stray limbs on the ground or a big stump to trip over. We are equipped with quality equipment that enables us to reach the tops of the tallest trees as well as the heavy equipment to dispose of the trunk and major limbs properly.

While you may watch a video and think you know how to remove a tree, we know that every tree removal is unique. Our staff is trained to handle a wide variety of situations safely and quickly without damage to your home or landscaping.

We pride ourselves in quality, safety and attention to detail. You can rest assured that our crews thoroughly clean up after the removal to ensure that your property will not have any strewn debris from with tree work upon completion.

Please remember that safety is a big issue when dealing with tree removal. I highly urge you to consult with a professional tree service before you attempt the job yourself. If you'd like to contact Trees "R" Us, Inc, please visit us at or call us at 847-913-9069 or email me, the owner, at

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are You Keeping Your Trees Healthy?

What measures are you taking to keep your trees healthy? I'm sure you know about tree diseases, but are you being proactive in trying to prevent them? And what about risk factors that are caused by humans. 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.

So, what can we do to help keep our trees healthy? Prevention. It is the key to keeping trees healthy. That and some basic common sense of course. 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. But what you need to consider is that trees can't guard themselves agains every kind of disease, like Dutch Elm disease. And, that is where you come in. You need to be proactive is setting up a tree health care regimen in order to keep your trees disease free and protect the investment that you've made.

There are times when tree care is best left to those that know it best, a profession tree service. Preferably, the tree service will have Certified Arborists on staff that will help you create a plant health care plan that is just right for the trees on your property. 

When you contract with Trees "R" Us, Inc. we will always send a certified arborist out 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.

Working with a Certified Arborist is essential in this care and here's why. To effectively treat this pest you need a product that is not available to the general public. It is so concentrated and volatile that you need a training and certification to apply it. While it is true that 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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