Maple Trees of the Chicago Area

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in News |

This week, we return to our series about the native trees of the Chicago area by focusing on a very common and recognizable type of tree, the maple.  Maple trees are easily recognized by their lobed leaves and their samaras that contain their seeds, commonly known as “helicopters.”  They are planted primarily as ornamental trees on residential and commercial properties because they are easy to transplant, grow rather quickly, and have brilliant...

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The Homeowner’s Guide to How and When to Fertilize Trees

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in News |

Are you dreaming of healthy, fast-growing trees on your property? As a homeowner, you’ve likely already got enough on your plate when it comes to landscaping. However, trees require just as much care and attention as shrubs, lawns, and vegetable gardens. In fact, it’s imperative to regularly inspect the health of trees you’ve planted on your property. Tree transplants are especially vulnerable to slow growth given their need...

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Crabapple Trees of the Chicago Area

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in News |

It has been a few weeks since our last installment of our series on the native trees of Chicagoland, but we return this week to highlight crabapple trees.  Crabapple trees are best known for the fruit they produce which is how they get their name, and their showy spring flowers.  These trees and their cultivars are found throughout landscapes in the Chicago area because of their ornamental flowers and their relatively small size which makes...

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