Native Pine Trees in Illinois and the Chicago Area

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in News |

We are deep in the fall season in the Chicago area which means that most deciduous trees have lost their leaves.  This is why for this edition of our series on the native trees of the Chicago area, we have decided to focus on a type of evergreen tree that is found throughout the area, pine trees.  Pine trees (Pinus sp.) are medium to tall coniferous trees that are found throughout the world in the northern hemisphere.  Depending on the species,...

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Eastern Red Cedar Trees in the Chicago Area

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in News |

We are back this week with our series on the native trees of the Chicago area with our first close look at an evergreen tree, the eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana).  The eastern red cedar, also known as the red cedar, Virginian juniper, eastern juniper, red juniper, and pencil cedar, is a coniferous tree found throughout the eastern half of the United States.  These trees can grow to be more than 40 feet tall and they may also appear as...

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American Beech Trees of Illinois

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in News |

We are back this week to continue our series about Chicago’s native trees with a profile on a tree that has been in this area for thousands of years, the American beech tree (Fagus grandifolia).  This tall American hardwood tree is found mostly in the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Canada.  It is believed that the American beech was once spread throughout the modern-day continental U.S., from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, before the...

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Native Black Cherry Tree

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in News |

Our ongoing series covering the native trees of the Chicago area returns this week with a closer look at the beautiful and showy black cherry tree.  The black cherry tree (Prunus serotina), also known as the mountain black cherry, rum cherry, and wild black cherry, is a large deciduous tree that is found throughout the eastern half of the United States as well as areas in the American Southwest and Mexico.  Black cherries are commonly used as...

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Birch Trees in the Chicago Area

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in News |

We are back this week with our series about the native trees of Chicago to discuss a tree that is unique in our Midwestern landscape, the birch tree.  Birch trees are medium to large sized deciduous hardwood trees that are most notable for their lightly colored, paper-like bark.  They are generally planted as shade trees, but the vibrant color of its leaves in the fall in contrast to its light-colored bark creates quite a sight, making birch...

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Autumn Tree Colors in Chicago

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in News |

The hot, muggy dog days of late summer are upon us here in the Chicago area, but at Hendricksen Tree Care, we are excited about the upcoming fall season.  Autumn is such an amazing season in the city of Chicago and its suburbs because of the brilliant fall foliage and scenery around the area as well as the more moderate weather.  The fall leaves look beautiful anywhere you go in the region whether you see brilliant reds and yellows dotting the...

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