August is Tree Check month.
As the month draws to a close, we want to make sure you've taken the appropriate measures to make sure your trees are healthy, free from life-threatening bugs and also won't pose a hazard during the coming months.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB)
EAB and ALB are 2 very real and invasive species that will kill your tree is left untreated.
Emerald Ash Borer
|An Adult Emerald Ash Borer|
Asian Longhorn Beetle
Another real threat to your trees is Asian Longhorn Beetle.
|An Asian Longhorn Beetle|
Here in Illinois, they love our maple trees.
Does your tree need Cabling or Bracing?
Another important inspection for your tree has nothing to do with pests and disease, but its structure instead.
A tree's structure is very important to health and safety of the tree. Have you had regular maintenance on your trees and shrubs? If not, it is likely that there are limbs that need to trimmed or other shrubs that need to be pruned. Many times, what we find is that the tree has not had proper maintenance and as a result have limbs that are weakened, or the growth pattern is not strong, or the entire tree is leaning. Many times, trimming the tree is not the answer. Cabling or bracing
the tree is the only thing that will help it restore normal growing patterns. Without cabling or bracing, this type of tree is considered a hazard as storms can rip off limbs and branches easily in addition to making the tree fall.
If the tree is aging, it is even more important to have it inspected. Aging trees and trees that are susceptible to breaks or failure can be preserved and strengthened through proper tree cabling and bracing. Cabling and bracing can and also prevent an emergency tree removal from a powerful storm. Our cabling and bracing is overseen by one of our Certified Arborists to ensure you get the most professional service possible.
In some cases, due to EAB, ALB or improper tree care, there is no choice other than tree removal.
Fall is a great time for tree removal and to make sure your trees don't have any hazardous limbs or bug infestations. You definitely want to make sure you've taken the measure to, at the very least, get your trees inspected for hazards and infestations now before the winter months hit. Unfortunately we know what lies ahead...snow and ice. When these pile up on weak limbs it could mean disaster. Prevention is the best medicine here. Get your trees assessed by Trees "R" Us, Inc. and rest assured you and your trees will be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for us!
Out on a limb for you,
President and CEO